The neuroepidemiology of tropical spastic paraparesis Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Implants
  • Mammaplasty
  • Surgical Flaps

abstract

  • Recent neuroepidemiological studies of endemic tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP) have confirmed the existence of high-prevalence foci in several tropical islands, including Jamaica and Martinique in the Caribbean, Tumaco off the Pacific coast of Colombia, and the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. There is a net preponderance of TSP in persons of Black African ancestry, although Caucasian, Hindu, Amerindian, and Orientals have been affected. The epidemiological, clinical, laboratory, and neuropathological features of TSP are reviewed here, as well as the evidence in favor of its retroviral origin.

publication date

  • January 1988

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ana.410230728

PubMed ID

  • 2894800

Additional Document Info

start page

  • S113

end page

  • 20

volume

  • 23

number

  • 1 S