Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

What is Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia?

Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), also called familial spastic paraparesis (FSP), refers to a group of inherited disorders that are quite different in their cause and presentation but all share the trait of weakness and spasticity (stiffness) and mild reduction of vibration sensation of the lower extremities and urinary urgency may occur. Initial symptoms that make be experienced are mild difficulties in walking style (causing what is called a spastic gait) and mild leg stiffness. For more information about Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia please click here

Vaccination Recommendations

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Respiratory Care

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Support Groups

Check out the support groups page to see what is available in your area.

Useful websites 

http://sp-foundation.org/  - The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation USA has some great information as well some useful self-help guides which are available   here

http://rarediseases.org/ - This USA based organisation supports people with rare diseases. 

 THIS PAGE WAS REVIEWED 19 FEB 2016