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Hereditary spastic paraplegia

Other Names for this Disease
  • Familial spastic paraparesis
  • FSP
  • HSP
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What are the symptoms of hereditary spastic paraplegia?

The main symptoms include a slow, progressive, spasticity and weakness of the legs that often gets severe, requiring assistive devices. There is also difficulty with balance, clumsiness, and often muscle spasms[1].
Last updated: 10/6/2011

  1. Fink. HSP and PLS Overview Chart. Spastic Paraplegia Foundation (SPF) Web site. 2008; Accessed 1/31/2013.