Tabes Dorsalis


Ataxia, Locomotor

Ataxias, Locomotor

Locomotor Ataxia

Locomotor Ataxias

Meningomyelitides, Syphilitic

Meningomyelitis, Syphilitic

Meningovascular Syphilis, Spinal


Neurosyphilis, Tabetic

Spinal Cord Syphilis

Spinal Meningovascular Syphilis

Spinalis, Tabes

Syphilis, Spinal Cord

Syphilis, Spinal Meningovascular

Syphilitic Meningomyelitides

Syphilitic Meningomyelitis

Tabes Spinalis

Tabetic Neurosyphilis

Parenchymatous NEUROSYPHILIS marked by slowly progressive degeneration of the posterior columns, posterior roots, and ganglia of the spinal cord. The condition tends to present 15 to 20 years after the initial infection and is characterized by lightening-like pains in the lower extremities, URINARY INCONTINENCE; ATAXIA; severely impaired position and vibratory sense, abnormal gait (see GAIT DISORDERS, NEUROLOGIC), OPTIC ATROPHY; Argyll-Robertson pupils, hypotonia, hyperreflexia, and trophic joint degeneration (Charcot's Joint; see ARTHROPATHY, NEUROGENIC). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p726)