Bruises, loose teeth and fatigue in a patient with schizophrenia

J. De Boer, W.W.I. Kalk, S. Van Assen, E.J. Van Der Wouden

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    Abstract

    A 53-year-old woman was referred because of progressive haematomas of the lower extremities and fatigue. Her medical history included hyperplastic gums and tooth loss. Scurvy was diagnosed; this was the result of an insufficient diet due to a paranoid psychosis. There was a dramatic improvement within a few days after addition of vitamin C and starting highly nutritious food. Scurvy is easily treated, but is not a disease of the past.
    Translated title of the contributionBruises, loose teeth and fatigue in a patient with schizophrenia
    Original languageDutch
    Pages (from-to)1769-1772
    Number of pages4
    JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
    Volume149
    Issue number32
    Publication statusPublished - 6-Aug-2005

    Keywords

    • ascorbic acid
    • adult
    • anamnesis
    • article
    • case report
    • disease course
    • fatigue
    • female
    • gingiva hyperplasia
    • hematoma
    • human
    • nutritional deficiency
    • paranoid psychosis
    • periodontal disease
    • schizophrenia
    • scurvy

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