Funicular Myelosis

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Funicular Myelosis is central nervous system syndrome which consists in a demyelinating degeneration that affects several spinal tracts (funiculi) of the spinal cord, such as posterior and lateral tracts (combined degeneration). Funicular myelosis is linked to pernicious anemia and avitaminosis, such as lack of vitamin B12. It usually affects people older than forty years of age. The symptoms are tingling sensation and numbness of limbs, muscular weakness, paresis (impaired voluntary movement), loss of deep sensibility, motor alteration, etc.

Treatment

The treatment is aimed at stopping the anemia and the demyelinating process of neuron axons by Vitamin B12 (cyanocobolamin) injections along with vitamins B6, B9 (folic acid), and B1.