Subacute combined degeneration

What is Subacute combined degeneration?

Subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord, also known as Lichtheim's disease, refers to degeneration of the posterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord as a result of vitamin B12 deficiency (most common), vitamin E deficiency, and copper deficiency. It is usually associated with pernicious anemia.

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my grandmother aged 75 got some problem 2 years ago. when she woke up she felt her left half stiff . with tears coming from left eye automatically....

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Features are suggestive of Vitamin B-12 deficiency.

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My 13 year old daughter is experiencing tingling, numbness and a feeling of heaviness around the occipital bone area of her eye, lasting a few...

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Hi, please point out the area again..

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Occipetal area is actually at the...

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i have certain areas on my body if i hit or sometimes even brushed up against it feels like tiny needless stabing me or that my skins gonna crack...

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Needs detailed neurological evaluation

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i have certain areas on my body if i hit or sometimes even brushed up against it feels like tiny needless stabing me or that my skins gonna crack...

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my grandmother aged 75 got some problem 2 years ago. when she woke up she felt her left half stiff . with tears coming from left eye automatically....

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My 13 year old daughter is experiencing tingling , numbness and a feeling of heaviness around the occipital bone area of her eye, lasting a few...

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