Subacute combined degeneration of cord - Vit B12 deficiency

Case contributed by Dr Paresh K Desai

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Case Discussion

42 year old female presented for MRI with long standing neck pain and recent onset tingling numbness in hands and feet.

Patient is a pure vegetarian. The present symptoms appeared two months after she excluded milk from her diet.

Vit B12 levels were subsequently found to be low. (30 pcg)

MRI shows classic posterior spinal cord hyperintensity - typical of posterior column involvement of SACD.

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Case information

rID: 9376
Case created: 10th Apr 2010
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
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