Thursday, 28 October 2010

MRCP revision battle 36.4: Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant.  It is found in many fruits, vegetables and in liver. 

A deficiency in vitamin C leads to scruvy:
  • gingivitis
  • loose teeth
  • malaise
  • poor wound healing
  • bleeding

Causes of deficiency include poor diet and pregnancy.

Now for another short battle, insulinoma...