Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp 1259–1261

Scurvy in a Patient with Depression

  • Chen-Wang Chang
  • Ming-Jen Chen
  • Tsang-En Wang
  • Wen-Hsiung Chang
  • Ching-Chung Lin
  • Chia-Yuan Liu
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10620-005-9018-8

Cite this article as:
Chang, CW., Chen, MJ., Wang, TE. et al. Dig Dis Sci (2007) 52: 1259. doi:10.1007/s10620-005-9018-8

Abstract

Scurvy is a nearly-forgotten disease in developed countries where adequate nutrition is easily available. It still may occur, however, when, for a variety of reasons, people fail to eat a diet containing adequate vitamin C. We report the case of a 52-year-old patient with depression who developed scurvy.

Keywords

ScurvyDepressionVitamin C deficiency

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen-Wang Chang
    • 1
  • Ming-Jen Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tsang-En Wang
    • 1
  • Wen-Hsiung Chang
    • 1
  • Ching-Chung Lin
    • 1
  • Chia-Yuan Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of GastroenterologyDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Mackay Medicine, Nursing and Management CollegeTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Division of GastroenterologyDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, No. 92, Sec. 2, Chung-Shan N. RoadTaipeiTaiwan