Elevated levels of interleukin-6 in serum and cerebrospinal fluid of HTLV-I-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis
Immunopathogenesis of HTLV-1-assoaciated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis
Quality of life in patients with HTLV-I associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis
Detailed analysis of the RPM questionnaire for the children diagnosed with mild paraparesis
by the items ranging from 1 to 7 or 4 groups of behavior (motor skills - 2, sensorimotor skills - 2, cooperation with the environment - 2 and speech - 1) showed some deviations from normal development, although the overall result for 14 of 15 children was good.
The final diagnosis was paraparesis
as a result of an intradural, infiltrative spinal lipoma with segmental infiltration of the lumbosacral spinal cord and dorsal compression of the vertebral arch.
difficulty walking with 1995  eventual paraparesis
, hypesthesia below waist, ankle clonus, and knee/ankle HR; gradual Dacher et al.
was the predominant motor symptom in 27 (56.
We were facing a progressive paraparesis
with the level of sensitivity at D6 and a severe hyporegenerative macrocytic anemia.
Clinical presentation of TBRM includes paraparesis
, paraplegia, radicular pain, paresthesias, muscle atrophy and neurogenic bladder.
Hemiparesis was due to CVA (infarct) in 2 patients & due to complication of CNS tuberculosis in 2 patients, 1 patient of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis & due to ICSOL in 2 patients, Paraparesis
(due to acute disseminated encephalomyelitis) in 1, and quadriparesis (peripheral neuropathy) in 3 patients.
subacut onset in two weeks with gait difficulties, asymmetrical paraparesis
and sensory symptoms; paresthesias in both feet, first with loss of pain and temperature sensation, gradually ascending to the T6 level; micturition disturbance
2) Symptoms are variable, but include headaches, hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, ataxia, visual disturbances, slurred speech, transient aphasia, hyperreflexia, paresthesias, (1,4) progressive spastic paraparesis
, (3) seizures, confusion, cranial nerve or cranial nuclei palsies, (6) and hemorrhage.