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What is tropical spastic paraparesis?

What is tropical spastic paraparesis?

Disorder of sp cord: A subacute condition with impairment of lower extremity >upper extremity function, sensory abnormalities, bladder functioning and girdling lumbar pain. About 80 % of patients with tsp have antibodies to htlv-1 (not aids virus..Htlv-3) the disorder and similar disorders were described in caribbean patients. ...Read more

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Partial Paralysis Of Lower Limbs (Definition)

Paraparesis is a clinical finding in which an individual has weakness or spasticity (rigidity) of the lower ...Read more


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What is hereditary spastic paraparesis?

Rare condition: Progressive leg weakness and spasticity (tightness and catching of leg with flexion), caused by autosomal dominant and recessive or x-linked genetics, with usual slow progression and normal life span. Mri may demonstrate atrophy of brain and/or spinal cord. ...Read more

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What can I do about my hereditary spastic paraparesis?

What can I do about my hereditary spastic paraparesis?

Treat the symptoms: If the process is stable, and not progressing, best to try anti-spasticity meds, such as baclofen, tizanidine, or even a pump. Botox injections, although off-label, might be useful. Acupuncture has promise. Splints, braces, exercises all may help. If legal in your state, medical marijuana may help, as the research from europe suggests benefit in the spasticity associated with ms. ...Read more

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What is the definition of hereditary spastic paraparesis?

What is the definition of hereditary spastic paraparesis?

Hereditary SP: Hsp, is a genetic disorder transmitted as autosomal dominant, meaning one of the parent has the disease in order to pass it to the offspring. It is a progressive spasticity in the legs , may be associated with hypertonic urinary incontinence, seizure, dementia, or peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Any treatment for heriditary spastic paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Any treatment for heriditary spastic  paraparesis? Accompanied by sensory neuropathy?

Symptomatic treatmen: Hsp is a group of inherited disorders, often insidiously progressive and severe. There are no effective treatments to the underlying damage to the nerve axons so treatment is symptomatic. Baclofen, dantrolene and tinazidine may help with spasticity; oxybutinin with urinary urgency; gabapentin, Pregabalin and duloxetine for neuropathy. Vitamins, d, e and b6 may also help. Physical therapy also. ...Read more

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Paraparisis cause? Its also known as familiar spastic paraplegia?

Paraparisis cause? Its also known as familiar spastic paraplegia?

See below: Paraparesis is a milder form of paraplegia ( which should mean no movement in the lower extremities but is sometimes used synonymously) familial spastic paraplegia is a paraplegia with family history of unknown etiology and is diagnosed when all the other causes have been ruled out. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the doctor diagonosed paraparesis?

Usually: Both legs are too weak to stand or walk, indicating most likely a spinal cord issue. The tone and function of sphincters may be affected. Paraplegia means absolute lack of tone, sometimes the next step. ...Read more

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Can anything be taken for spasticity?

Can anything be taken for spasticity?

Yes: True spasticity as opposed to "muscle spasm" usually occurs secondary to a disorder or trauma, such as a spinal cord injury (sci), a brain injury, a tumor, a stroke, multiple sclerosis (ms), or a peripheral nerve injury. Treatments may include, preventative measures, therapy, positioning/orthotics, oral medication, injectable medication, and in some cased surgical intervention. ...Read more

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How do you treat famial spastic parapesis?

Symptomatic: Most individuals primarily suffer from significant spasticity of the lower extremities in this condition which results in pain and difficulty with walking. There are many treatments for spasticity that can be affective including oral agents, injectable medications and even implantable devices to reduce tone. Consultation with a spasticity specialist such as phsyiatrist or neurologist can help, . ...Read more

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