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by Icon Health Publications

Author: Icon Health Publications
Subcategory: Diseases & Physical Ailments
Language: English
Publisher: ICON Health Publications (September 5, 2002)
Pages: 160 pages
Category: Fitness and Health
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by Icon Health Publications (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0597830075.

Tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP), is a medical condition that causes weakness, muscle spasms, and sensory disturbance by human T-lymphotropic virus resulting in paraparesis, weakness of the legs. Blood transfusion products are screened for HTLV-1 antibodies, as a preventive measure.

For several decades the term tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP) has been used to describe a chronic and progressive disease of the nervous system that affects adults living in equatorial areas of the world and causes progressive weakness, stiff muscles, muscle spasms, sensory disturbance.

For several decades the term tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP) has been used to describe a chronic and progressive disease of the nervous system that affects adults living in equatorial areas of the world and causes progressive weakness, stiff muscles, muscle spasms, sensory disturbance, and sphincter dysfunction

The title of this book includes the word official.

The title of this book includes the word official. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts.

Tropical spastic paraparesis is a slowly progressing viral immuno-mediated spinal cord injury caused by type 1 human T-lymphocytic virus (htlv-1). Tropical Spastic Paraparesis. Medical expert of the article. Professor Shlomo KONSTANTINI. Children's neurosurgeon. Tropical spastic paraparesis is a slowly progressing viral immuno-mediated spinal cord injury caused by human T-lymphocyte virus type 1 (HTLV-1). A spastic paresis of both legs develops. The diagnosis is confirmed by data from serological samples and by PCR studies of blood and CSF. Conduct immunosuppressive and symptomatic therapy.

Tropical spastic paraparesis has been recognized clinically for many years in tropical areas and Japan. Clinically, the patients will have lower limb spasticity, hyperreflexia, paresthesia, and bilateral Babinski signs

Tropical spastic paraparesis has been recognized clinically for many years in tropical areas and Japan. It is characterized by a chronic course in which mild-to-severe leg weakness develops with increased muscle tone and extensor plantar responses. One-half of patients have posterior column sensory signs, and 15% have optic nerve involvement. Clinically, the patients will have lower limb spasticity, hyperreflexia, paresthesia, and bilateral Babinski signs. An inability to walk unaided will be evident in the first visit in up to two-thirds of patients. View chapter Purchase book.

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KEY WORDS: tropical spastic paraparesis, clinical definition, etiology. World Health Organisation Report. We describe two cases of tropical spastic paraparesis/HTLV-I associated myelopathy, according to the criteria of World Health Organization-1989. medida que novos conhecimentos surgem a respeito da Paraparesia Espástica Tropical. PET) torna-se importante reavivar os conceitos a respeito dessa condição. Scientific Group on HTLV-1 Infections and Associated Diseases. Kagoshima, Japan, 10-15 December 1988). These are the first cases diagnosed in Cuiabá (Mato Grosso State, Brazil). One of them had a good response with the treatment with prednisone.

This sourcebook has been created for patients who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to tropical spastic paraparesis, from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on tropical spastic paraparesis. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Tropical Spastic Paraparesis: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Tropical Spastic Paraparesis; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 4. Studies on Tropical Spastic Paraparesis; Chapter 5. Books on Tropical Spastic Paraparesis; Chapter 6. Multimedia on Tropical Spastic Paraparesis; Chapter 7. Physician Guidelines and Databases; Chapter 8. Dissertations on Tropical Spastic Paraparesis; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Your Medications; Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine; Appendix C. Researching Nutrition; Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix E. Your Rights and Insurance; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; TROPICAL SPASTIC PARAPARESIS GLOSSARY; INDEX. Related topics include: HTLV-1 associated myelopathy.