A strange new game is being played in the United States for a million dollars


Question Number 0843
Question:
A strange new game is being played in the United States for a million dollars. 16 contestants volunteer to be on a tropical island and attempt to survive. They are left to their own devices to come up with food, although plenty of white rice is provided. In order to survive, they catch and eat rats, which are plentiful on the island. After a few days, they win a spear and then they are readily able to catch fish as well. Towards the end of the 39 day game, one of the female contestants has numerous petechiae and bruises. Her gums bleed readily. Some nicks and cuts that she has gotten fail to heal. Over the course of 39 days, she has a lost a few pounds, but nothing significant. What is the most likely condition that she has developed?
a) vitamin B12 deficiency
b) scurvy
c) kwashiorkor
d) marasmus
e) pellagra


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