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What is the definition of hereditary spastic paraplegia?

What is the definition of hereditary spastic paraplegia?

Genetic?: Hereditary spastic pareplegia is the name given to a mainly motor disability often in lower extremities slowly progressive with a geographical distribution.The condition often does not cause sensory or bladder problems and all tests including mri, CSF studies B12 levels etc are normal some of these cases have antibodies to htlv 1 viruses in the blood or cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Kreienberg
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Paraplegia (Definition)

Paraplegia is an inability to move the legs due to damage ...Read more


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What is the definition of spastic paraplegia?

What is the definition of spastic paraplegia?

SPASTIC DIPLEGIA: Spastic paraplegia means weakness in all four limbs, but legs are weaker than the arms, spasticity will be more obvious in legs rather than arms, spastic paraplegia or also called diplegia is common in premature babies who have complication of prematurity like intraventricular hemmorhage which leads to white matter changes around the midline in the brain which controls the motor function of the le. ...Read more

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What is spastic paraplegia?

What is spastic paraplegia?

See below: Paraplegia refers to weakness or paralysis of the lower extremities. Spastic refers to the tone of the muscle which is abnormally increased. Spastic paraplegia occurs when there is damage to either the spinal cord, brain or both. There are many causes including trauma, infections, vascular problems, and toxins. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about spastic paraplegia? How dangerous is it?

If your question is : about an Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, please specify age of onset of symptoms, clinical course thus far & results of genetic testing. Progression of symptoms depends on the type, as you can see on this site: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1509/. It has medical terminology, but you can get an idea of the different types & different patterns of inheritance. ...Read more

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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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My brother is 29 & he had spastic paraplegia since 9 yrs.Now he taking leofen 10mg also doing physiotherapy every day.is there a complete cure.

No: Do you mean hereditary spastic paraplegia? He has NOT had it since he was 9. He's had it since the moment he was conceived. That's what hereditary means. It didn't start at 9, it only became apparent then. There is no way his doctors could not have told you long ago that there is no cure. A cure would mean altering his genes, which is still in the realm of acience fiction. ...Read more

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Can u treat hereditary spastic paralegia?

Can u treat hereditary spastic paralegia?

Yes and no: Hereditary spastic diplegia or paraplegia is a slowly progressive stiffening of the legs. Some progress more rapidly and need aggressive therapy and bracing and even surgery. More often it is very slow and can be be dealt with without braces or surgery but with appropriate therapy. There is no cure, but there is good management. ...Read more

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What kind of physical injury could cause a child paraplegia?

What kind of physical injury could cause a child paraplegia?

Seat belt syndrome: A kid that graduates too soon to a seat belt is at tremendous risk of paraplegia in a frontal impact crash.As the body is thrown forward, the belt slides up over the pelvis and compressed the abdominal contents.The shock wave travels back to the spinal cord and bends the vertebrae, often cracking them. The result can include rupture of abdominal organs, immediate paraplegia and a broken back. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for paraplegia?

Yes: Depending on severity, adaptive devices may well be available. Many pts can use wheelchairs, and some paraplegic veterans have actually done races, using ultralight chairs. Bracing systems may help, rehabilitation programs teach a variety of coping styles. Meds for spasticity are available. Stem cell research is proceeding. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for paraplegia?

See below: Paraplegia means weakness or paralysis of the lower extremities. Paraplegia can be caused by injuries to the spinal cord caused by trauma , infections, tumors and other less common causes. The treatment depends on the cause. If the cause is trauma, often the treatment will initially consist of high dose steroids as well as cooling of the body temperature to decrease further damage. ...Read more