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subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord

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The degeneration of the posterior and lateral columns of the spinal cord caused by a deficiency of vitamin B12 and usually associated with pernicious anemia, resulting in a prickling or burning sensation of the skin and a loss of coordination.Putnam-Dana syndrome vitamin B12 neuropathy
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