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Volume 22, issue 4

Case report

Rehabilitation of the patient with subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord in the course of vitamin B12 deficiency

Marek Tradecki1, Andrzej Pozowski1, Mateusz Kowal1, Jadwiga Kuciel-Lewandowska2
1. Zakład Rehabilitacji w Dysfunkcjach Narządu Ruchu, Katedra Fizjoterapii, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu, Uniwersytet Medyczny we Wrocławiu
2. Zakład Klinicznych Podstaw Fizjoterapii, Katedra Fizjoterapii, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu, Uniwersytet Medyczny we Wrocławiu
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii 2013; 22(4): 289-293
Keywords: subacute combined degeneration, vitamin B12 deficiency, rehabilitation

Abstract

Objective. We present a case of a man diagnosed with the spinal cord degeneration (SCD) in the course of vitamin B12 deficiency, along with the rehabilitation used in his therapy.
Case. The first symptoms occurred in December 2011. The reason for the patient's functional dysfunction was recognised in January 2012, and the patient was subsequently admitted to the rehabilitation unit in June 2012. After the rehabilitation, his stability of posture and gait efficiency were improved.
Commentary. This case shows that it may be essential for the SCD patients to undergo rehabilitation to speed their recovery. Rehabilitation should be considered as an integral part of the treatment ofpeople suffering from SCD.

Address for correspondence:
lek. Marek Tradecki
Zakład Rehabilitacji w Dysfunkcjach Narządu Ruchu, Katedra Fizjoterapii, Wydział Nauko o Zdrowiu, Uniwersytet Medyczny we Wrocławiu
ul. Grunwaldzka 2, 50-355 Wrocław
e-mail: marektradecki@poczta.fm