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‘Scurvy’: presentation and skin manifestations of a not so uncommon condition
  1. Nicholas Woodier,
  2. Valanti Koytzoumis
  1. Emergency Medicine, East Midlands North Workforce Deanery, Nottingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nicholas Woodier, East Midlands Healthcare Workforce Deanery (North Centre), Emergency Medicine, Kings Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, UK; nicholas.woodier{at}

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An 84-year-old man attended our emergency department with a 5-month history of poor oral intake since the death of his wife. He complained of lethargy, dyspnoea, epistaxis and myalgic pains. He was severely thin with purpuric skin lesions over his …

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