Title

MRI findings in pediatric patients with scurvy

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

Skeletal Radiol

Abstract

In modern times scurvy is a rarely encountered disease caused by ascorbic acid (vitamin C) deficiency. However, sporadic cases of scurvy persist, particularly within the pediatric population. Recent individual case reports highlight an increased incidence of scurvy among patients with autism or developmental delay, with isolated case reports detailing the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of scurvy in these pediatric populations. We present the MRI findings of scurvy in four patients with autism or developmental delay, and review the literature on MRI findings in pediatric patients with scurvy. Despite its rarity, the radiologist must consider scurvy in a pediatric patient with a restricted diet presenting with arthralgia or myalgia.

Volume Number

44

Issue Number

2

Pages

291-297

Document Type

Article

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Radiology

PMID

25109378

DOI

10.1007/s00256-014-1962-y