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Tabes dorsalis

Introduction: Tabes dorsalis

Description of Tabes dorsalis

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.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Tabes dorsalis: 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)
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Tabes dorsalis: 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).
Source: MeSH 2007

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Tabes dorsalis: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Tabes dorsalis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Tabes dorsalis, or a subtype of Tabes dorsalis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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Source - WordNet 2.1

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Tabes dorsalis

Source - MeSH 2007

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Hierarchical classifications of Tabes dorsalis

The following list attempts to classify Tabes dorsalis into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • neurosyphilis
  • pox,syph,syphilis
  • Cupid's disease,Cupid's itch,sexually transmitted disease,social disease,VD,venereal disease,Venus's curse
  • contagion,contagious disease
  • communicable disease
  • disease
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

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Disease Ontology - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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