Name two vitamin deficiency diseases cbse biology class8
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Name two vitamin-deficiency diseases. -cbse-biology-class8

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Scurvy

The first disease to be directly linked to a vitamin deficiency was scurvy . Scurvy is characterized by general malaise and lethargy, progressing on to spotty skin, losing teeth, and bleeding and swollen gums. Slow wound healing and general weakness is also a regular symptom. If left untreated scurvy can be fatal. In 1753 the Scottish Surgeon, James Lind postulated in his Treatise on the Scurvy that lemons and limes, a key source of vitamin C, may be used to prevent scurvy. His recommendation was proven as fact in 1932. Today, vitamin C is used to correct the deficiency leading to scurvy worldwide.
Rickets
Vitamin D deficiency is often associated with rickets , a disease that causes the softening of bones in children usually resulting in fractures and deformities. This is due to the fact that vitamin D plays a key role in calcium absorption and the building of strong, healthy bones.Rickets is not a common disease in U.S. however, poor exposure to vitamin D can always cause it. Children of 6 months to two years of age are more prone to this disease if they are only breastfed by their mothers. It is recommended that such children are exposed to UVB rays, or that fortified milk is included in their routine diet.

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