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Medical Term:

subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord


a subacute or chronic disorder of the spinal cord, such as that occurring in certain patients with vitamin B12 deficiency, characterized by a slight to moderate degree of gliosis in association with spongiform degeneration of the posterior and lateral columns.

Synonym(s): combined sclerosis, combined system disease, funicular myelitis2, Putnam-Dana syndrome, vitamin B12 neuropathy

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