A syndrome with the characteristics of tabetic neurosyphilis but not due to syphilis.
Synonym(s): Leyden ataxia
pseudotabes/pseu·do·ta·bes/ (-ta´bēz) any neuropathy with symptoms like those of tabes dorsalis.
any neuropathy with symptoms like those of tabes dorsalis.
alcoholic neuropathyA nutritional neuropathy secondary to chronic alcohol abuse, which is exacerbated by specific nutritional deficiencies—e.g., thiamin and vitamin B12 deficiency.
Burning pain and weakness of legs with atrophy and fasciculations, paraesthesias (usually acral), decreased tactile and position sense, ataxia, ulcers of immobile parts, sensory defects, muscle weakness and cramps, heat intolerance, impotence, dysuria, dysphagia, speech impairment, diarrhoea, constipation.
Diet, thiamin, vitamin B12.