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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: VICKS | 2008/01/09

Q.

SCURVEY

Hi could you please give me more information about a skin condition called scurvey (not sure about the spelling) weve'd just retiled our house and my 1year developed a rash over her calves and feet that was redish in color dry and has become a brownish color now. From crawling. Could she be alergic to the tile grouting.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Scurvy is extremely rare these days and is due to a vitamin C deficiencey. It is most unlikely that your child has scurvy.It does seem as if she has developed a skin condition called contact dermatitis which may well be due to the tile grouting.

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