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Rapid development of neurosyphilis in a long-standing diabetic
  1. A. N. Gorsuch,
  2. R. N. Thin,
  3. P. D. Simmons,
  4. A. G. Cudworth


    At the age of 50 years, a known diabetic presented with clinical features of diabetic neuropathy which on investigations proved to be taboparesis. The case is described as a reminder that tabes dorsalis, although rare in the United Kingdom at present, must be included in the differential diagnosis of diabetic neuropathy. In addition, the tabo paresis developed over a 5-year period, in contrast to the slow development classically described in this condition.

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