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Spastic paraparesis

Spastic paraparesis: Introduction

Spastic paraparesis: A rare disorder where parts of the body develop spasticity and weakness. Usually the limbs are involved. The disorder is usually an inherited condition. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Spastic paraparesis is available below.

Symptoms of Spastic paraparesis

Treatments for Spastic paraparesis

  • Physiotherapy to reduce contractures of limbs
  • Occupational therapy review of home; mobility aids
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Spastic paraparesis?

Spastic paraparesis: Related Patient Stories

Causes of Spastic paraparesis

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Disease Topics Related To Spastic paraparesis

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Spastic paraparesis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Spastic paraparesis

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Spastic paraparesis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Spastic paraparesis

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Research about Spastic paraparesis

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Clinical Trials for Spastic paraparesis

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Statistics for Spastic paraparesis

Spastic paraparesis: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Spastic paraparesis:

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

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Spastic paraparesis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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