Journal Article

Subacute Combined Degeneration of the Spinal Cord in an Adolescent Girl

Sweta Mohanty, Lakshmi Shobhavat and Rajesh Joshi

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 56, issue 4, pages 272-274
Published in print August 2010 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online November 2009 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmp111
Subacute Combined Degeneration of the Spinal Cord in an Adolescent Girl

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Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord (SACD), a condition resulting from vitamin B12 deficiency, generally affects elderly people. We present a 12-year-old girl, who, despite a non-vegetarian diet and no obvious etiological factors, developed SACD.

Keywords: subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord; vitamin B12; non-vegetarian diet

Journal Article.  1104 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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