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Extractions: The Tyler Medical Clinic Assisted Conception - Affordable Infertility Treatments - List of Diseases - Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) refers to a group of degenerative spinal cord disorders characterized by gradual, progressive weakness and stiffness (spasticity) of the legs. Approximately 10,000 people in the United States are afflicted with HSP. In HSP, the motor nerves that innervate the lower limbs start to deteriorate. This results in difficulty with balance, weakness and stiffness of the legs, muscle spasms, and dragging of toes while walking. Onset is generally during childhood but occasionally symptoms do not appear until later in life. The severity and progression of the disease also varies, even among families. Other symptoms include shortened Achilles tendon, leg cramps, hyperactive reflexes, and high arch feet (pes cavus). HSP is classified as either uncomplicated or complicated. Complicated HSP is rare and differs from uncomplicated HSP by the presence of other neurological disorders such as ataxia, epilepsy, optic and retinal neuropathies, mental retardation, ichthyosis and many others. There is no specific test to diagnose HSP. HSP is diagnosed only through careful elimination of other diseases that share common symptoms. Treatment aims to alleviate the symptoms. Physical therapy is important to maintain muscle strength and prevent further muscle weakness. Although the disease is progressive, rarely do patients ever become completely immobile. Assisted devices such as a cane or walker, however, are usually needed.
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Extractions: It is possible that the main title of the report Paraplegia, Hereditary Spastic is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. HSP may be classified into two major subtypes: "uncomplicated" or "complicated" HSP. In individuals with uncomplicated (or "pure") HSP, progressive spastic paraplegia occurs as an isolated, primary finding. In those with complicated HSP, additional neurologic abnormalities are present. Some individuals with uncomplicated HSP may develop muscle spasms and difficulties with bladder control. In those with complicated HSP, associated symptoms and findings may include visual and/or hearing impairment, mental retardation, impaired control of voluntary movements (ataxia), and/or other abnormalities. According to researchers, changes (mutations) of many different genes may cause HSP. In most cases, such mutations appear to be transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait. More rarely, mutations for HSP may be inherited as an autosomal recessive or X-linked recessive trait. The basic underlying defect or defects in HSP are unknown. However, associated symptoms appear to result from progressive degenerative changes of regions of the spinal cord (corticospinal tracts) that convey motor impulses from the brain to muscles involved in controlling certain voluntary movements
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Extractions: You did it! Over US$240,000 was donated in the 21 day fund drive. Thank you for your generosity! You are still welcome to make a donation or purchase Wikimedia merchandise Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), also called familial spastic paraparesis (FSP), refers to a group of inherited disorders that are characterized by progressive weakness and stiffness of the legs. Though the primary feature of HSP is severe, progressive, lower extremity spasticity , in more complicated forms it can be accompanied by other neurological symptoms. These include optic neuropathy retinopathy (diseases of the retina), dementia ataxia (lack of muscle control), icthyosis (a skin disorder resulting in dry, rough, scaly skin), mental retardation peripheral neuropathy , and deafness . Diagnosis is primarily by neurological examination and testing to exclude other disorders. Specialized genetic testing and diagnosis are available at some medical centers. Is there any treatment? There are no specific treatments to prevent, slow, or reverse HSP. Symptomatic treatments used for other forms of chronic paraplegia are sometimes helpful. Regular physical therapy is important for improving muscle strength and preserving range of motion.
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Extractions: Fink, J. Hereditary spastic paraplegia. In: , 4th Edition, eds. David L. Rimoin et al., 3124-45. 2001. London:Churchill Livingstone. Muglia, M. et al., A large family with pure autosomal dominant hereditary spastic paraplegia from southern Italy mapping to chromosome 14q11.2-q24.3. J Neurol Stapley, C. Spastic Paraplegia or Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis General Information. In: HSPinfo.org http://hspinfo.org/HSP.htm Fink, J.K. Hereditary spastic paraplegia. Neurol Clin N Am Tessa, A. et al., SPG3A, An additional family carrying a new atlastin mutation. Neurology Zhao, X. et al., Mutations in a newly identified GTPase gene cause autosomal dominant hereditary spastic paraplegia. Nat Genet Fink, J. Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia: The Pace Quickens. Ann Neurol Patel, H. SPG20 is mutated in Troyer syndrome, an hereditary spastic paraplegia. Nat Genet Hazan, J. et al., Spastin, a new AAA protein, is altered in the most frequent form of autosomal dominant spastic paraplegia. Nat Genet Fink, J. Hereditary spastic paraplegia: Clinical features. In: Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) Research http://www.med.umich.edu/hsp/clinfeatures.htm
Extractions: Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of inherited disorders characterized by insidiously progressive, often severe, lower extremity weakness and spasticity. Symptom severity, age of onset and rate of disease progression may vary widely among patients. It is estimated that three in every 100,000 people are affected with HSP in the U.S. HSPs are classified by clinical presentation, as either uncomplicated or complicated, and by inheritance pattern. Uncomplicated (or pure) HSP is the most common form and is characterized by progressive lower extremity spastic weakness, accompanied by hypertonic urinary bladder disturbances, and often, mildly impaired vibration sensation. Uncomplicated HSP can be disabling, but it does not shorten life span. HSP is classified as complicated if the impairments of the uncomplicated form are accompanied by additional neurologic abnormalities that are not attributable to other co-existing disorders. Researchers estimate that uncomplicated HSP represents 90% of all HSP cases, while complicated HSP accounts for 10%.
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