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Australian doctor discovers cases of scurvy

Australian doctor discovers cases of scurvy

A doctor in Sydney had recently in several patients, the diagnosis of scurvy to determine. The disease was used mostly among sailors because of a prolonged deficiency of vitamin C, causing swelling and bleeding arose.

Scurvy in the 21st century is a remarkable condition, especially if it exists in a developed country like Australia.

One of his patients was suffering from bleeding gums, ulcers, sore muscles, and loose teeth. The causes were low fruit and broken, cooked vegetables, making her vitamin C intake was low.

The specialist discovered even more scheurbuikpatiënten in his clinic. It appeared that patients with diabetes who were afraid that by eating fresh fruit their glucose level is too high, it would be, for example, wrote the doctor Tuesday in Diabetic Medicine.

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