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Scurvy and stroke: is there an association?

Felicity J Rose and Jonathan P Whitehead
Med J Aust 2011; 194 (9): 486.

To the Editor: We read with interest the recent letter by He and colleagues.1 The authors described a case of ischaemic stroke in a patient with scurvy and considered whether there was a connection between the two conditions. They referred to evidence that vitamin C deficiency may be a risk factor for cerebrovascular disease, but acknowledged that a direct causal link is unlikely to be established.

  • Felicity J Rose
  • Jonathan P Whitehead

  • Department of Metabolic Medicine, Mater Medical Research Institute, Brisbane, QLD.


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