Syphilitic myelopathy is a complication of untreated
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Syphilitic myelopathy is a form of
The condition called tabes dorsalis includes syphilitic myelopathy and other symptoms of nerve damage.
The infection damages the spinal cord and
Syphilitic myelopathy is now very rare because syphilis is usually treated early in the disease. Blood tests can identify the disease in its silent (latent) form. People who donate blood and pregnant women are given these tests.