MRI findings in pediatric patients with scurvy

Edwin Gulko, Lee K. Collins, Robyn C. Murphy, Beverly A. Thornhill, Benjamin H. Taragin

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Abstract

In modern times scurvy is a rarely encountered disease caused by ascorbic acid (vitamin C) deficiency. However, sporadic cases of scurvy persist, particularly within the pediatric population. Recent individual case reports highlight an increased incidence of scurvy among patients with autism or developmental delay, with isolated case reports detailing the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of scurvy in these pediatric populations. We present the MRI findings of scurvy in four patients with autism or developmental delay, and review the literature on MRI findings in pediatric patients with scurvy. Despite its rarity, the radiologist must consider scurvy in a pediatric patient with a restricted diet presenting with arthralgia or myalgia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-297
Number of pages7
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 12 2015

Keywords

  • Autism
  • MRI
  • Metabolic disorder
  • Scurvy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Gulko, E., Collins, L. K., Murphy, R. C., Thornhill, B. A., & Taragin, B. H. (2015). MRI findings in pediatric patients with scurvy. Skeletal Radiology, 44(2), 291-297. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00256-014-1962-y