subacute combined degeneration

subacute combined degeneration

Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord Neurology A disorder caused by vitamin B12 deficiency, characterized by weakness, sensory defects, mental changes, vision defects, often associated with megaloblastic anemia Clinical SCD causes demyelination, affecting the spinal cord, brain, optic and peripheral nerves, with axonal destruction. See Vitamin B12 deficiency.
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We considered that the clinical and paraclinical tests aspects were highly suggestive for subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord and we continued the treatment with B12 vitamin and folic acid.
Title: Subacute Combined Degeneration of the Spinal Cord Due to Cronic Helicobacter pylori Infection.
MRI of spinal cord and brain lesions in subacute combined degeneration.
20) Also, many case studies have shown subacute combined degeneration after nitrous oxide anesthesia.
Subacute combined degeneration caused by nitrous oxide intoxication: case reports.
Another condition that is associated with a vitamin B deficiency, in this case B12, is subacute combined degeneration (SCD).
Metabolic Osmotic demyelination syndrome Machiafava-Bignami Subacute combined degeneration 6.
This finding, in conjunction with a history of macrocytic anemia, suggested the subacute combined degeneration syndrome of vitamin B12 deficiency.
Copper deficiency myelopathy produces a clinical picture like subacute combined degeneration.
Association between subacute combined degeneration, vitamin B12 deficiency and megaloblastic anemia.
A case of subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord diagnosis by characteristic findings of magnetic resonance imaging: case report and review of 22 cases.
To the Editor: Subacute combined degeneration (SCD) of the spinal cord arises from deficiency of cobalamin and may be induced by pernicious anemia (PA) which typically affects patients of Northern European ancestry and tends to occur in the sixth decade of life.

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