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Hereditary spastic paraplegia

Other Names for this Disease
  • Familial spastic paraparesis
  • FSP
  • HSP
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  • My mother has spastic paraplegia. She was diagnosed about five years ago at the Mayo Clinic. She has the complicated form of the disorder because she is confined to a wheelchair and her mind has slowed down. Also, her brother also had this disorder. I know that I have a 50% chance of inheriting this disorder. Since my family members' cases are so severe, does this mean mine probably would be as well? Also, what research is being done to work towards a cure for this? Click here for answer

  • Can hereditary spastic paraplegia be inherited from grandparent to grandchild (skipping the parent), or is it directly inherited from parent to child only? Click here for answer

  • I am associated with a hospital in India as a trainee. Recently, we came across a case of Hereditary spastic paraplegia in a patient. We are unaware of the proper genetic testing to be carried out.  Is a sample for genetic testing are required? Click here for answer