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Spastic paraplegia 11

Other Names for this Disease
  • Autosomal recessive spastic paraplegia type 11
  • Hereditary spastic paraplegia 11
  • Hereditary spastic paraplegia mental impairment and thin corpus callosum
  • Nakamura Osame syndrome
  • Spastic paraplegia - intellectual deficit - thin corpus callosum
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Spastic paraplegia 11 is a form of hereditary spastic paraplegia. People with spastic paraplegia 11 experience progressive muscle stiffness and eventual paralysis of the lower limbs, as well as a range of other neurologic symptoms.[1] The tissue connecting the left and right halves of the brain (corpus callosum) is abnormally thin in individuals with this condition. Spastic paraplegia 11 is caused by mutations in the SPG11 gene and is passed through families in an autosomal recessive fashion.[2]

Last updated: 4/21/2010


  1. Spastic paraplegia 11, autosomal recessive SPG11. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man. 2010; Accessed 4/16/2010.
  2. Spastic paraplegia type 11. Genetics Home Reference. 2009; Accessed 4/21/2010.
  3. Stevanin G, Durr A, Brice A. Spastic paraplegia type 11. GeneReviews. 2009; Accessed 4/21/2010.
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