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Hereditary spastic paraplegia

Other Names for this Disease
  • Familial spastic paraparesis
  • FSP
  • HSP
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What is the prognosis for individuals with hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP)?

The prognosis for individuals with HSP varies Some individuals are very disabled and others have only mild disability. The majority of individuals with uncomplicated HSP have a normal life expectancy.[1]
Last updated: 10/7/2011

  1. NINDS Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). July 7, 2010; Accessed 10/7/2011.