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448 Possible Causes for Abnormal Gait, Vitamin B12 Deficiency

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    Neurologic signs and symptoms: Numbness—tingling Weakness of legs, arms, trunk Impaired vibration—position sense Abnormal reflexes Unsteady or abnormal gait Balance problems[b12awareness.org] Indian women, especially vegetarian are prone to vitamin B12 deficiency.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 9-year-old boy presented with knuckle hyperpigmentation and oral ulcers for 3 years, pallor and easy fatigability for 6 months, gait abnormalities for 3 months, and abnormal[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    Neurological symptoms may include muscular weakness and abnormal gait.[orpha.net] BACKGROUND: Vitamin B12 deficiency may result in pernicious anemia (PA). This study evaluated whether all the patients with vitamin B12 deficiency had PA.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] To meet this listing, you had to prove you had: a diagnosis of pernicious anemia impairment in at least two of your extremities causing difficulty walking or using your arms[disabilitysecrets.com]

  • Subacute Combined Degeneration of Spinal Cord

    Numbness of the limbs and trunk is an early symptom; weakness, clumsiness and spasticity, abnormal reflexes, gait ataxia develop later.[neuroanatomy.wisc.edu] .: 91 9711163770; E-mail: lokeshchauhan07@gmail.com Abstract: Subacute combined degeneration of spinal cord is a rare neurological manifestation of vitamin B12 deficiency[content.iospress.com] […] in vitamin B12 and folic acid, the vitamin B12 deficiency must be treated first.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

    Abstract Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is a significant public health concern, resulting in abnormal gait biomechanics, diminished postural stability, and increased risk of falls[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CAG and H. pylori infection are risk factors for vitamin B12 deficiency and peripheral neuropathy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Motor nerve damage can lead to muscle weakness, difficulty walking or moving the arms, cramps and spasms.[foundationforpn.org]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    Brain damage Alcohol is associated with blurred vision, memory lapses, slurred speech, difficulty walking and slowed reaction time.[medicalnewstoday.com] Folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12 deficiency may lead to hyperhomocysteinemia, as they participate in its metabolism.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Examination of the nervous/muscular system may show damage to many nerve systems: Abnormal eye movement Decreased or abnormal reflexes Fast pulse (heart rate) Low blood pressure[medlineplus.gov]

  • Alcoholic Neuropathy

    Neuropathy can not only cause changes in sensation/pain, but can also cause weekness and difficulty walking due to these changes. All bad stuff.[sci.rutgers.edu] ., thiamin and vitamin B12 deficiency.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Other possible symptoms include loss of balance; loss of coordination; difficulty walking; trouble speaking or understanding speech; and vision problems.[livestrong.com]

  • Stroke

    Asymmetric step length is a common abnormal gait pattern in hemiplegic stroke patients.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The pathogenesis of stroke in CD youth may involve vitamin B12 deficiency[ 68 ] and possibly hyperhomocysteinemia, which may be secondary to folic acid deficiency[ 69 ], cerebral[dx.doi.org] ., face drooping, hemiparesis/hemiplegia, inability to lift ipsilateral arm or abnormal gait Contralateral sensory loss Contralateral homonymous hemianopia Dysphasia Dysphagia[symptoma.com]

  • Congenital Intrinsic Factor Deficiency

    Neurological symptoms may include muscular weakness and abnormal gait.[orpha.net] The deficiency of vitamin B12 then causes pernicious anemia or megaloblastic anemia.[symptoma.com] References Further Reading Vitamin B12 Deficiency Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency Managing Vitamin B12 Deficiency How is Vitamin-B12 Related to Anemia?[news-medical.net]

  • Myelopathy

    gait, right leg weakness and cramping of five weeks’ duration.[touchneurology.com] B12 deficiency.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A subtle gait abnormality may often be seen in the legs before upper extremity involvement.[dynamicchiropractic.com]

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

    Previously, she walked 2 miles (3.2 km) a day; now she has difficulty walking two blocks and standing up for more than 15 minutes at a time.[nejm.org] Your doctor will use the results of tests, including imaging and blood tests, to eliminate other diseases-such as multiple sclerosis ( MS ) and vitamin B12 deficiency -as[northshore.org] This can cause difficulty walking or standing up straight, numbness or tingling in the areas below the pinch, and, in extreme cases, weakness in the legs.[livestrong.com]

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