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.
|Vertaalde titel van de bijdrage||Bruises, loose teeth and fatigue in a patient with schizophrenia|
|Tijdschrift||Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde|
|Nummer van het tijdschrift||32|
|Status||Published - 6-aug-2005|