RADD 2711 Lecture 7 Part 1 Summer 2011

RADD 2711 Lecture 7 Part 1 Summer 2011 - METABOLIC,...

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Unformatted text preview: METABOLIC, NUTRITIONAL & ENDOCRINE DISEASES- Scurvy- Acromegaly- Hyperparathyroidism- Hypoparathyroidism NUTRITIONAL DISEASES- Scurvy SCURVY AKA: Barlow’s Disease (Infantile Scurvy) Hypovitaminosis C Associated with long-term deficiency of vitamin C Normal (vitamin C) = RDA = 75mg - adult females 90mg – adult males 10mg to prevent scurvy 1/2c orange juice = 62mg SCURVY Vitamin C – forms collagen, osteoid, endothelial linings Deficiency of intercellular cement (bone, cartilage and vascular endothelium) – fragile blood vessels Bone formation ceases Absorption proceeds…osteoporosis SCURVY Rare MC in babies 8-14 months – fed pasteurized or boiled milk preparations Elderly – if diet compromised SCURVY Latent period – 4 months Spontaneous hemorrhage – capillary fragility SCURVY CLINICAL FINDINGS: Cutaneous petechiae Bleeding gums Melena, hematuria Joint swelling Irritability Pain Frog-leg position SCURVY - RADIOLOGY Osteopenia...
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course RADD 2711 taught by Professor Melissaloschiavo during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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RADD 2711 Lecture 7 Part 1 Summer 2011 - METABOLIC,...

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