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Barlow's disease

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noun Bar·low's disease \ˈbär-ˌlōz-\

Medical Definition of Barlow's disease

  1. :  infantile scurvy <Barlow's disease is another name for infantile scurvy or vitamin C deficiency, which was a well-recognized condition among bottle-fed infants, both in Europe and in the United States in the first half of the 20th century.—Alan Clemetson, letter in Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, 1 Jan. 2002>



Biographical Note for barlow's disease

Barlow, Sir Thomas (1845–1945), British physician. Barlow is noteworthy for his research and discoveries in children's diseases. In 1883 he described infantile scurvy, now known as Barlow's disease. He was the first to distinguish infantile scurvy from rickets, and tuberculosis from simple meningitis.

Variants of barlow's disease

also Barlow disease

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