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