Abadie's sign of tabes dorsalis

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Abadie's sign of tabes dorsalis may be elicited during clinical examination. Pinching of, or the application of firm pressure to, the Achilles tendon does not result in pain in tabes dorsalis. This is because the sense of deep pain has been abolished.

It is named for Joseph Louis Irenée Jean Abadie, a French neurologist.[1][2]

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  1. ^ synd/54 at Who Named It?
  2. ^ Gazette hebdomadaire des sciences médicales de Bordeaux, 1905, volume 26, p 408.