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What're the symptoms of tropical spastic paraparesis?

Symptoms may begin years after infection. In response to the infection, the body's immune response may injure nerve tissue, causing symptoms including bladder abnormalities, leg pain, loss of feeling in the feet, tingling sensations, and unpleasant sensations when the skin is touched. Patients with TSP may also exhibit uveitis (inflammation of the uveal tract of the eye), arthritis (inflammation of one or more joints), pulmonary lymphocytic alveolitis (inflammation of the lung tissues), polymyositis (an inflammatory muscle disease), keratoconjunctivitis sicca (persistent dryness of the cornea and conjunctiva), and infectious dermatitis (inflammation of the skin).

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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