ID#: 1699
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This patient presented with scorbutic gums due to a vitamin C deficiency, otherwise known as scurvy. The condition involves inflammation of the gums, or gingivitis, as well as gingival hemorrhages, all due to the breakdown of capillary components of the gingival vascular system.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Nutrition Program
Creation Date: 1970
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