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Diseases » Paraplegia » Summary
 

What is Paraplegia?

What is Paraplegia?

  • Paraplegia: Paralysis of legs and sometimes lower body.
  • Paraplegia: paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a result of trauma).
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Paraplegia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Paraplegia, or a subtype of Paraplegia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Paraplegia: Introduction

Types of Paraplegia:

Types of Paraplegia:

Broader types of Paraplegia:

What causes Paraplegia?

Causes of Paraplegia: see causes of Paraplegia

What are the symptoms of Paraplegia?

Symptoms of Paraplegia: see symptoms of Paraplegia

Paraplegia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Paraplegia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Paraplegia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Paraplegia: Neurologist, Emergency Medicine Physician, Neurologist, Physiatrist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Paraplegia.
Treatments for Paraplegia: see treatments for Paraplegia
Research for Paraplegia: see research for Paraplegia

Society issues for Paraplegia


Hospitalization statistics for Paraplegia: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Paraplegia:

  • 0.016% (2,023) of hospital consultant episodes were for paraplegia and tetraplegia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 86% of hospital consultant episodes for paraplegia and tetraplegia required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 68% of hospital consultant episodes for paraplegia and tetraplegia were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32% of hospital consultant episodes for paraplegia and tetraplegia were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 17% of hospital consultant episodes for paraplegia and tetraplegia required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Paraplegia

Main name of condition: Paraplegia

Other names or spellings for Paraplegia:

Paraplegic, Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk

Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Paraplegia: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Paraplegia:

 

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