Loss of coordination of movement, especially as a result of syphilitic infection of the spinal cord.Also called locomotor ataxia‘Diabetes mellitus, tabes dorsalis, and syringomyelia are common causes.’
- ‘The clinical presentation has shifted from general paresis and tabes dorsalis to meningovascular and atypical forms.’
- ‘Classically, there are three recognized types of CNS syphilis: meningovascular, parenchymatous, and tabes dorsalis.’
- ‘In 1868, Charcot identified neuropathic joints with an unusual pattern of bone destruction in patients with tabes dorsalis.’
Modern Latin, literally ‘wasting of the back’.
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