Scurvy makes surprise return in Australia

Scurvy makes surprise return in Australia
 

Doctors in Australia have reported a resurgence in patients suffering from scurvy.
The disease, historically associated with sea explorers, has been found in seven diabetes patients at Westmead Hospital in western Sydney.
Scurvy is now a rare condition caused by having too little vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, in your diet.
Professor Jenny Gunton discovered the latest cases after treating a patient whose leg wound would not heal.
She said scurvy could be more widespread than previously thought.
"There's no particular link to diabetes ... except that if you have a poor quality diet you're... read more

 
29 November 2016 in World News, Views: 66
Source: BBC
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