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Four Cases of Infantile Scurvy

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1971;14(5):291-298.
Published online May 31, 1971.
Four Cases of Infantile Scurvy
C.Y. Kim1, Y.S. Kwark1, Y.S. Kim2
1Dept, of Pediatriecs, College of Medicine, Pusan National University
2Pusan Childrens Charity Hospital
要幼兒 壞血病 : 最近에 經驗한 4症例 報告
金 贊 英1, 郭 榮 信1, 金然順2
1益山大學校科醫大學 小兒科學敎室
2益山大學校科醫大學 蔡山兒童慈善病院
Four cases of infantile scurvy, an infant of 9 months old and three children who are all mentally retarded aged 2 to 4 years, were reported at Pusan Children’s Children’s Charity Hospital during one year 1670. These cases had been nourished by artificial feedings with ricegruel and boiled cow’s milk without additional vitamin C supply. These cases had manifested painful swelling of thigh, and knee joints, gingival bleeding and rosary. Roentgenographic findings of bone revealed rosaries in all costo chondral junctions intwo cases and typical scorbutic changes in both femur in all cases. Pain ceased in 5 to 12 days and swelling subsided in one to two months of hospital life. A brief review of literature was done.

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