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Symptoms of tabes dorsalis may not appear for some decades after the initial infection and include weakness, diminished reflexes, unsteady gait, and impaired response to light.
Tabes dorsalis is a slow degeneration of the nerve cells and nerve fibers that carry sensory information to the brain. These degenerating nerves are located in the dorsal columns of the spinal cord.
Treatment for tabes dorsalis is aimed at curing the infection and hopefully halting the progression of neurologic damage. Penicillin, administered intravenously, is the treatment of choice for it.
Prognosis: if left untreated, tabes dorsalis can lead to paralysis, dementia, and blindness.