HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis
Other Names for this Disease
- Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis
- Tropical spastic paraparesis (formerly)
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Signs and symptoms of HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) vary but may include:
- Progressive weakness
- Stiff muscles
- Muscle spasms
- A 'weak' bladder
Rarely HAM/TSP may cause:
Last updated: 3/16/2011
- Tropical Spastic Paraparesis/HTLV-1–Associated Myelopathy. The Merck Manuals: Online Medical Library. August 2007; http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec06/ch093/ch093j.html. Accessed 3/17/2008.
- Tropical Spastic Paraparesis. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. May 9, 2007; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tropical_spastic_paraparesis/tropical_spastic_paraparesis.htm. Accessed 3/17/2008.