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
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- The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation USA has some great information
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This USA based organisation supports people with rare
THIS PAGE WAS REVIEWED 19 FEB 2016