Subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord

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What is subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord?

Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord primarily affects the spinal cord but its effects on the brain and the peripheral nerves are the reason for the term “combined”. It is caused by a deficiency of vitamin B12 deficiency.

Common symptoms reported by people with subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord

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Treatments taken by people with subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord

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Who has subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 17 say subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 4
40s 11
50s 8
60s 8
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 14
Female 28

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 19
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord patients who have completed their condition history
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