Hereditary spastic paraplegia
Other Names for this Disease
- Familial spastic paraparesis
The main symptoms include a slow, progressive, spasticity and weakness of the legs that often gets severe, requiring assistive devices. There is also difficulty with balance, clumsiness, and often muscle spasms.
Last updated: 10/6/2011
- Fink. HSP and PLS Overview Chart. Spastic Paraplegia Foundation (SPF) Web site. 2008; http://sp-foundation.org/understanding-hsp-pls/overview-summary-chart/. Accessed 1/31/2013.