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Disease Tabes Dorsalis

Name Tabes Dorsalis
Synonyms Ataxia, Locomotor | Ataxias, Locomotor | Locomotor Ataxia | Locomotor Ataxias | Meningomyelitides, Syphilitic | Meningomyelitis, Syphilitic | Meningovascular Syphilis, Spinal | Myelosyphilis | Neurosyphilis, Tabetic | Spinal Cord Syphilis | Spinalis, Tabes | Spinal Meningovascular Syphilis | Syphilis, Spinal Cord | Syphilis, Spinal Meningovascular | Syphilitic Meningomyelitides | Syphilitic Meningomyelitis | Tabes Spinalis | Tabetic Neurosyphilis
Definition 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)
Categories Bacterial infection or mycosis | Nervous system disease
MeSH® ID D013606
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1. DiseasesBacterial Infections and Mycoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Treponemal Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Syphilis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Neurosyphilis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Tabes Dorsalis
2. DiseasesBacterial Infections and Mycoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Spirochaetales Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Treponemal Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Syphilis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Neurosyphilis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Tabes Dorsalis
3. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Neurosyphilis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Tabes Dorsalis
4. DiseasesNervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Central Nervous System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Spinal Cord Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Tabes Dorsalis

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Tabes Dorsalis
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