infantile scurvy

noun

Medical Definition of infantile scurvy

: acute scurvy during infancy caused by malnutrition

called also Barlow's disease

Note: Infantile scurvy was first recognized in the U.S. during the late 1800s and was eventually attributed to the destruction of vitamin C in sterilized milk products.

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“Infantile scurvy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/infantile%20scurvy. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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