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February 1921

JUVENILE TABES: REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND SUMMARY OF SEVEN CASES

Arch NeurPsych. 1921;5(2):121-130. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02180260010002
Abstract

LITERATURE ON JUVENILE TABES  It is natural that the very existence of juvenile tabes dorsalis should be questioned. Among those doubting the reality of such a disease were Marie,1 von Leyden2 and Gumpertz.3 Yet it has now come to be accepted, and the increase in knowledge brought by the Wassermann test and the procedure of spinal puncture has not merely increased the facility of its recognition, but has also widened the scope of our knowledge of its manifestations.Remak,4 in 1885, described the first case of juvenile tabes. Since that time many cases have been reported. On account of the varying standards of what comprises a disease, the literature, up to the time of the recognition of syphilis as a causative factor and of the Wassermann test, was very contradictory. From time to time leading writers have collected series of cases and analyzed them, selecting what

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