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Vitamin C Deficiency: An Under-Recognized Condition in Crohn's Disease.

TitleVitamin C Deficiency: An Under-Recognized Condition in Crohn's Disease.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsGordon BL, Galati J, Yang S, Katz PO, Scherl EJ
JournalACG Case Rep J
Volume7
Issue7
Paginatione00424
Date Published2020 Jul
ISSN2326-3253
Abstract

Although many nutritional deficiencies are associated with Crohn's disease (CD), vitamin C deficiency is less frequently diagnosed and reported despite its prevalence. Vitamin C deficiency may be more difficult to diagnose in patients with CD because symptoms from active CD may overlap with scurvy. Identification of the deficiency is vital, however, because treatment can lead to swift, marked resolution of symptoms. We present a patient with long-standing CD who presented with gum bleeding and was found to have scurvy.

DOI10.14309/crj.0000000000000424
Alternate JournalACG Case Rep J
PubMed ID32766366
PubMed Central IDPMC7357708