oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Subacute Combined Degeneration of the Cord due to Pernicious Anaemia

Volume 24, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A 56 year old Rhodesian male African presented with paraplegia. Subsequent investigations showed the patient to have pernicious anaemia with subacute combined degeneration of the cord. Pernicious anaemia is generally considered rare in the African and neurological complications of the disease do not appear to have been recorded in the African. The presentation, investigations and response to treatment of the patient are reported.

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