tabes dorsalis

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tabes dor·sa·lis

 (dôr-sā′lĭs, -săl′ĭs)
A late form of syphilis resulting in a hardening of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord and marked by shooting pains, emaciation, loss of muscular coordination, and disturbances of sensation and digestion. Also called locomotor ataxia.

[New Latin tābēs dorsālis : Latin tābēs, tabes + Late Latin dorsālis, dorsal.]

tabes dorsalis

(Pathology) a form of late syphilis that attacks the spinal cord causing degeneration of the nerve fibres, pains in the legs, paralysis of the leg muscles, acute abdominal pain, etc. Also called: locomotor ataxia
[New Latin, literally: tabes of the back; see tabes, dorsal]

ta′bes dor•sal′is

(dɔrˈsæl ɪs, -ˈseɪ lɪs)

progressive degeneration of the spinal cord and nerve roots, esp. as a consequence of syphilis.
[1675–85; < New Latin: literally, tabes of the back; see dorsal]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tabes dorsalis - syphilis of the spinal cord characterized by degeneration of sensory neurons and stabbing pains in the trunk and legs and unsteady gait and incontinence and impotence
neurosyphilis - syphilis of the central nervous system

ta·bes dor·sa·lis

n. tabes dorsal, [ataxia locomotora] degeneración de partes de la espina dorsal en la etapa tardía de sífilis.
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Neurosyphilis may occur early, being either asymptomatic or in the form of syphilitic meningitis, or late as meningovascular syphilis, general paresis, or tabes dorsalis, a condition where the spinal column is affected.
Stages of neurosyphilis Stage Symptoms Asymptomatic None Symptomatic Early Meningeal Meningovascular Late Gummatous Cerebral Spinal compression Parenchymatous General paresis Tabes dorsalis Optic atrophy Table 2.
Focal symptoms include aphasia, paresis, blurry vision, hearing loss, seizures, ataxia, bowel or bladder incontinence, tabes dorsalis, loss of position and vibration senses, progressive ataxia, and sudden and severe pain, loss of balance, delirium, hydrocephalus, transverse myelitis, and stroke-like small vessel changes Table 2 Diagnostic tests and treatment protocol for syphilis Phase of diagnosis Tests Treatment Presumptive CSF VDRL: Non/reactive, Primary and secondary CSF protein >50 g/dL or disease: Penicillin G CSF blood cell count >10/ benzathine, 2.
Tabes dorsalis, syringomyelia, poliomyelitis, paraplegia, tetanus, and hemophilia may play a role as the underlying pathology [9-11].