Abadie's sign of tabes dorsalis


Abadie’s symptom 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.

Historical Perspective

It is named for Joseph Louis Irenée Jean Abadie, a French neurologist.


Common cause

  • Tabes dorsalis

Causes by Organ System

Causes in Alphabetical Order

  • Tabes dorsalis


  • B.G. Firkin & J.A.Whitworth (1987). Dictionary of Medical Eponyms. Parthenon Publishing. ISBN 1-85070-333-7
  • Who Named It?


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