A clinical neurophysiologic study of tropical spastic paraparesis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Nervous System
  • Paraplegia
  • Tropical Medicine

abstract

  • During a field study in the Seychelles Islands, 19 patients with tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP) were evaluated electrophysiologically. Methods of assessment included motor and sensory nerve conduction studies, electromyography, and analysis of the somatosensory evoked potentials after stimulation of the tibial and median nerves. The results showed that the most prominent feature of the disease, a spastic paraparesis, is accompanied by subclinical involvement of spinal sensory pathways and a comparatively minor peripheral sensorimotor polyneuropathy.

publication date

  • January 1988

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/mus.880110417

PubMed ID

  • 3398885

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 392

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 11

number

  • 4