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is a rare systemic nutritional disorder that primarily affects the gingiva, skin
, hair, nails, muscles, and joints.
C (ascorbic acid) deficiency.
, swelling, and redness of the gingiva
manifestations consist of generalized swelling and redness of the marginal and the interdental gingiva, followed by gingival
bleeding, ulceration, and tooth mobility
•Petechiae, ecchymoses, spontaneous hemorrhage, and delayed wound healing are commonly seen, both orally and systemically.
•Measurement of ascorbic acid in the blood
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