Abadie's symptom (Joseph Louis Irenée Jean Abadie)
- Also known as Abadie's sign of tabes dorsalis
Callousness in tabes dorsalis with insensibility to pressure over the Achilles tendon. Hard pressure on the Achilles tendon will not produce pain, because the deep sense of pain has been abolished. A somewhat analogue phenomenon of the arm is known as Biernacki's sign.
- Gazette hebdomadaire des sciences médicales de Bordeaux, 1905, volume 26, p 408.
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