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Paraparesis, Tropical Spastic MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Paraparesis, Tropical Spastic
Tree Number(s)
C01.207.618.500
C01.925.782.815.200.470.710
C10.228.228.618.500
C10.228.854.525.700
C10.586.750.700
Unique ID
D015493
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015493
Scope Note
A subacute paralytic myeloneuropathy occurring endemically in tropical areas such as the Caribbean, Colombia, India, and Africa, as well as in the southwestern region of Japan; associated with infection by HUMAN T-CELL LEUKEMIA VIRUS I. Clinical manifestations include a slowly progressive spastic weakness of the legs, increased reflexes, Babinski signs, incontinence, and loss of vibratory and position sensation. On pathologic examination inflammatory, demyelination, and necrotic lesions may be found in the spinal cord. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1239)
Entry Term(s)
Familial Spastic Paraparesis, Htlv-1-Associated
HTLV I Associated Myelopathies
HTLV-I-Associated Myelopathy
HTLV-I-Associated Myelopathy-Tropical Spastic Paraparesis
Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 Associated Myelopathy
Myelopathies, HTLV I Associated
Myelopathy, Htlv-1-Associated
Myelopathy, Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 Associated
Paraplegia, Tropical Spastic
Tropical Spastic Paraparesis
Previous Indexing
HTLV Infections (1987-1988)
Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus (1985-1988)
Paralysis (1984-1988)
Paraplegia (1983-1988)
Retrovirus Infections (1985-1986)
Public MeSH Note
1989
History Note
1989
Date Established
1989/01/01
Date of Entry
1988/06/10
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Paraparesis, Tropical Spastic Preferred
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