The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. If available, the list includes a rough estimate of how common a feature is (its frequency). Frequencies are based on a specific study and may not be representative of all studies. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary for definitions of the terms below.
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Nonprofit support and advocacy groups bring together patients, families, medical professionals, and researchers. These groups often raise awareness, provide support, and develop patient-centered information. Many are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct people to research, resources, and services. Many groups also have experts who serve as medical advisors. Visit their website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD. Suggest an organization to add.
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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? See answer
Can hereditary spastic paraplegia be inherited from grandparent to grandchild (skipping the parent), or is it directly inherited from parent to child only? See 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? See answer