A Nutritional Deficiency (N-01)


A 10 month infant, son of an adolescent mother, presents with painful swelling in long bones, sunken sternum, purpura (hemorrhagic lesions in the skin) and gum lesions around the four teeth that have already erupted. During the interview, the mother tells you that the infant diet is based on milk only, because she has heard it is better that infants do not eat anything else but milk until they are one year old, so not fruit juice or vegetables are consumed by the baby. She says she exposed the infant to the sun light for 15 minutes every day. With this information, we already suspect that the infant has:

a) Vitamin D deficiency

b) Vitamin C deficiency

 

c) Vitamin K deficiency

d) Ca deficiency

e) Phospate deficiency

 

Answer

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