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SAAVEDRA, Melina J; AZIZ, Julieta  and  CACCHIARELLI SAN ROMAN, Nicolás. Scurvy due to restrictive diet in a child with autism spectrum disorder: Case report. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2018, vol.116, n.5, pp.e684-e687. ISSN 0325-0075.

Scurvy is a very uncommon entity in pediatric population. Some case reports have been published in infants fed with boiled milk, in patients with iron overload secondary to hematological diseases and in children with food restrictions secondary to neurodevelopmental disorders. We report a case of a 4-year-old male patient with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, which developed scurvy secondary to a long-term selective eating habit without fruit or vegetable intake. The objective of this case report is to announce the pediatrician and other professionals dedicated to primary health care about scurvy as a potential consequence of restrictive diets in children with autism spectrum disorders as well as the importance of dietary history in sick patients to prevent associated micronutrient deficiencies.

Keywords : Scurvy; Ascorbic add; Autism spectrum disorder; Feeding and Eating Disorders; Nutritional Deficiency.

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