Erb spastic paraplegia

Erb spastic paraplegia
Erb syphilitic spastic paraplegia an uncommon form of meningovascular neurosyphilis marked by progressive spasticity and weakness of the legs, paraplegia, muscular atrophy, paresthesia, increased knee and ankle reflexes, and incontinence. Called also cerebrospinal syphilis, Erb paralysis, Erb-Charcot disease, and syphilitic p.

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  • Erb spastic paraplegia etc. — (erb) [Wilhelm Heinrich Erb, German neurologist, 1840–1921] see under paraplegia and point, see primary lateral sclerosis under sclerosis, and see Duchenne muscular dystrophy, under dystrophy …   Medical dictionary

  • Erb-Charcot disease — Erb spastic paraplegia …   Medical dictionary

  • Erb-Charcot disease — Erb Char·cot disease (erbґ shahr koґ) [W.H. Erb; Jean Martin Charcot, French neurologist, 1825–1893] Erb spastic paraplegia …   Medical dictionary

  • Erb paralysis — 1. Erb Duchenne p. 2. Erb spastic paraplegia …   Medical dictionary

  • paraplegia — Paralysis of both lower extremities and, generally, the lower trunk. [para + plege, a stroke] ataxic p. progressive ataxia and paresis of the leg muscles due to sclerosis of the lateral and posterior funiculi of the …   Medical dictionary

  • syphilitic paraplegia — Erb spastic p …   Medical dictionary

  • syphilitic meningomyelitis — Erb spastic paraplegia …   Medical dictionary

  • cerebrospinal syphilis — Erb spastic paraplegia …   Medical dictionary

  • spinal syphilis — syphilis primarily affecting the spinal cord; see tabes dorsalis, meningovascular neurosyphilis, and Erb spastic paraplegia. Called also myelosyphilis …   Medical dictionary

  • Disease — Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the… …   Medical dictionary

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