Wallerian degeneration


Wallerian degeneration: A syndrome that is characterised by the degeneration of the peripheral nerve axon distal to its site of transection in the central nervous system.


Muscle weakness Limb numbness Altered sensation


18p minus syndrome - small hands 1q deletion - small hands 2q deletion - long fingers 3-methylglutaconic aciduria, type 1 - arm weakness 46,XX chromosome 7 deletion p13 - short fingers


The phrase "signs of Wallerian degeneration" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Wallerian degeneration that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Wallerian degeneration" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Wallerian degeneration. The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Wallerian degeneration. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Wallerian degeneration has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Wallerian degeneration signs or Wallerian degeneration symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Wallerian degeneration may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Wallerian degeneration symptoms. Top