A case report on Subacute Combined Degeneration of spinal cord in children – A rare neurological manifestation in Vitamin B12 deficiencies

Author(s): Tiana Mary Alexander, Vineeta Pande, Sharad Agarkhedkar, Dnyaneshwar Upase

Abstract

Megaloblastic anemia is a common feature between 6 months – 2 years and rarely occurs after 5 years of age, especially in a child consuming non-vegetarian diet. B12 deficiency may occur after 5 years of age because of chronic diarrhea, malabsorption syndrome, or intestinal surgical causes. Pernicious anemia causes B12 deficiency, but nutritional B12 deficiency with subacute combined degeneration causing ataxia is rare.

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