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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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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 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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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 can be some hardships with paraplegia?

See below: People with paraplegia face difficulties with mobility and often need wheelchairs to get around. They can suffer from spasms of their legs as well as pain(not everyone). They can have problems feeling their legs which make them susceptible to pressure sores. Some people can have problems with sexual and bowel and bladder problems. Psychological problems like depression are not uncommon. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with paraplegia?

See below: Symptoms of paraplegia are paralysis or weakness of the lower extremities. There may also be loss of sensation in the lower extremities. Some people with paraplegia also have something called spasticity which is an increase in muscle tone that can cause stiffness and spasms in the legs. Some people may have problems with normal function of the bowels and bladder some people may have sexual problem. ...Read more

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Can you have paraplegia and also be an amputee?

YES: Paraplegia is the loss of power in the lower extremities usually due to spinal cord (spastic variety) or peripheral nerve and muscle disease (flaccid type) amputee is a person who has had part or the whole of a limb removed this could be due to a variety of causes from vascular disease trauma or cancer. ...Read more

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