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Tabes Dorsalis MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Tabes Dorsalis
Tree Number(s)
C01.150.252.223.600.800
C01.150.252.400.794.840.500.750.800
C01.150.252.400.840.500.750.800
C01.207.180.600.800
C10.228.228.180.600.800
C10.228.854.889
Unique ID
D013606
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013606
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Locomotor Ataxia
Myelosyphilis
Spinal Cord Syphilis
Spinal Meningovascular Syphilis
Syphilis, Spinal Cord
Syphilitic Meningomyelitis
Tabes Spinalis
Tabetic Neurosyphilis
NLM Classification #
WC 165
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Tabes Dorsalis Preferred
Spinal Meningovascular Syphilis Related
Locomotor Ataxia Related
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