The following image reveals perifollicular hemorrhage with corkscrew hairs. These findings are consistent with which disease process?
The above image depicts clinical findings consistent with Vitamin C deficiency (Scurvy). Additional clinical findings may include petechciae, palpable purpura, ecchymosis, gingivitis, fatigue, myalgia, arthralgias and poor wound healing.
1. Riya T. Patel, Eugenie Y. Quan, Kyle A. Prickett, Philip E. Wakefield, Douglas J. Grider, James R. Humble, Two cases of patients with petechial rash and bruising on the legs, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 81, Issue 3, 2023, Pages 286-333, ISSN 0196-0644, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2022.09.001. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0196064422010873) 2. Nosewicz J, Spaccarelli N, Roberts KM, Hart PA, Kaffenberger JA, Trinidad JC, Kaffenberger BH. The epidemiology, impact, and diagnosis of micronutrient nutritional dermatoses part 1: Zinc, selenium, copper, vitamin A, and vitamin C. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2022 Feb;86(2):267-278. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2021.07.079. Epub 2021 Nov 6. PMID: 34748862.