Spastic paraplegia 4
Other Names for this Disease
- Autosomal dominant spastic paraplegia 4
- Familial spastic paraplegia autosomal dominant 2
- Hereditary spastic paraplegia - autosomal dominant inheritance
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Care for SPG4 is usually managed by a team including a primary care physician, neurologist, genetics professional (geneticist and/or genetic counselor), physical therapist, social worker, and psychologist. Treatment is focused on alleviating symptoms and may include:
Last updated: 5/27/2016
- Dürr A, Tallaksen C, Depienne C. Spastic Paraplegia 4. GeneReveiws. Aug 16 2012; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1160.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- GeneReviews provides current, expert-authored, peer-reviewed, full-text articles describing the application of genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of patients with specific inherited conditions.