One manifestation of advanced syphilis of the nervous system. It is due to degeneration of target cells in the dorsal root ganglia and all their processes including the posterior columns of the spinal cord.
late complication of syphilis infection in which there is loss of the dorsal spinal roots and dorsal columns. Patients therefore present with pain and profound proprioceptive deficits
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
A syphilitic disorder that involves wasting, pain, lack of coordination, and sensory disorders.
Neurological features of tertiary syphilis.
Tabes dorsalis is a slow degeneration of the nerve cells and nerve fibers that carry sensory information to the brain. The degenerating nerves are in the dorsal columns of the spinal cord (the portion closest to the back of the body) and carry information that help maintain a person's sense of position.