Scurvy is a condition caused by an insufficient amount of vitamin C for a prolonged period of time. The condition causes weakness, impaired wound healing, anemia, and gingivitis. Scurvy is very rare in the United States and occurs most commonly in malnourished older adults and chronic alcoholics.

Gingivitis
Gingivitis
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Scurvy is typically caused by a diet lacking in fruits and vegetables or foods fortified with vitamin C.