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Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia: Introduction

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia: Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), also called familial spastic paralysis, refers to a group of genetic disorders that are characterized ... more about Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia.

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia: A slow-progressing degeneration of the tract that connects the brain to the spinal cord (corticospinal tract) resulting in muscle spasticity, weakness and paralysis. The severity of symptoms is determined by the nature and extent of the damage. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia is available below.

Symptoms of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

Treatments for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

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Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia: Deaths

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Causes of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

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Prognosis for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

Prognosis for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia: the condition is progressive and usually starts in the legs and spreads to other muscles; ultimately leads to confinement to bed

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Clinical Trials for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

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Article Excerpts about Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), also called familial spastic paralysis, refers to a group of genetic disorders that are characterized by progressive weakness and spasticity (stiffness) of the legs. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia:

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


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