oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Subacute Combined Degeneration of the Cord in a Young Arican

Volume 24, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A case of true pernicious anaemia complicated by neurological features suggestive of subacute combined degeneration of the cord is descriptionbed in a young African girl. The literature on pernicious anaemia in childhood and subacute combined degeneration with reference to Africans is reviewed. The relatively early age in which Africans tend to develop this disease is stressed.

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