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Under a magnification of 450X, this photomicrograph reveals some of the histopathology seen in a sample of spinal cord tissue that had been processed using myelin stain, in a case of tabes dorsalis, also known as tabetic neurosyphilis. Here, you are able to see what is referred to as demyelination of the posterior columns of the spinal cord. These pathologic changes were due to a long-standing syphilitic disease. Demyelination of the spinal cord’s posterior columns, can result in a staggering, wide based gait, postural instability, pain and paresthesia.
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Content Providers(s): CDC/Susan Lindsley
Creation Date: 1971
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