Scruibie is a disease resultin frae a lack o vitamin C. Early symptoms include weakness, feelin tired, curly hair, and sore arms and legs. Withoot treatment, decreased reid bluid cells, gum disease, an bleedin frae the skin mey occur. As scruibie worsens thare can be puir wound healin, personality chynges, an finally daith frae infection or bleedin.
|Synonyms||Moeller's disease, Cheadle's disease, scorbutus, Barlow's disease, hypoascobemia|
|Scorbutic gums, a symptom o scruibie. Note gingival reidness in the triangle-shaped aurie atween the teeth|
|Symptoms||Waikness, feelin tired, curly hair, sore airms an legs, gum disease, easy bleedin|
|Causes||Nae eneuch vitamin C|
|Risk factors||Mental disorders, unuisual eatin haibits, alcoholism, auld fowk wha leeve alane, intestinal malabsorption, dialysis|
|Diagnostic method||Based on symptoms|
|Treatment||Vitamin C supplements|
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