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How is tropical spastic paraparesis diagnosed?

Infectious disease specialists use blood tests and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spinal cord to diagnose this condition.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved screening procedures developed to detect HTLV-1 in donated blood and blood products designated for transfusion. These procedures, which can also be used to diagnose patients with TSP, are designed to prevent the spread of the disease.


More information on tropical spastic paraparesis
What is tropical spastic paraparesis? - Tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP) is an incurable viral infection of the spinal cord that causes weakness in the legs.
What causes tropical spastic paraparesis? - Tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP) is caused by the HTLV-1 virus, which also causes leukemia.
What're the symptoms of tropical spastic paraparesis? - Symptoms of tropical spastic paraparesis may begin years after infection, symptoms including bladder abnormalities, leg pain, loss of feeling in the feet.
How is tropical spastic paraparesis diagnosed? - Infectious disease specialists use blood tests and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spinal cord to diagnose tropical spastic paraparesis.
What's the treatment for tropical spastic paraparesis? - While the disease is incurable, significant improvement has been reported in the condition of tropical spastic paraparesis patients treated with corticosteroids.
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