chronic progressive myelopathy


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chronic progressive myelopathy

gradually progressive spastic paraparesis associated with infection by human T-lymphotropic virus 1, characterized by progressive difficulty in walking and weakness of the lower extremity, sensory disturbances, and urinary incontinence, with no evidence of spinal compression or motor neuron involvement. Also called HTLV-1-associated myelopathy, tropical spastic paraparesis.
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