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Vitamin C shortage leads to rare Haifa scurvy diagnosis

A young boy has been diagnosed at Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center with scurvy, the seafarers’ disease common in the 18th century. The boy, who also suffers from autism, agreed to eat only chicken schnitzel and tahini and refused to consume fruits or vegetables, thus causing the severe shortage of vitamin C.
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http://www.jpost.com/Health-and-Science/Autistic-child-diagnosed-with-scurvy-335807
Date
22nd December 2013
Source
Jerusalem Post