What Happens When The Myelin Sheath Degenerates?

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Definition

Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord is a disorder that involves weakness, abnormal sensations, mental problems, and vision difficulties.


Alternative Names

Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord; SCD


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord is caused by a vitamin B12 deficiency. (For specific information on vitamin B12 deficiency, see the article on pernicious anemia.)

Subacute combined degeneration primarily affects the...

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