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infantile scurvy

 

Definition: a cachectic condition in infants, resulting from malnutrition and marked by pallor, fetid breath, coated tongue, diarrhea, and subperiosteal hemorrhages; probably a combination of scurvy and rickets due to combined deficiency of vitamins C and D.

Synonym(s): Barlow disease, Cheadle disease, osteopathia hemorrhagica infantum, scurvy rickets

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