alexa A follow-up study on spastic paraparesis in Japanese HAM TSP.
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

Epidemiology: Open Access

Author(s): Kuroda Y, Yukitake M, Kurohara K, Takashima H, Matsui M

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Abstract We followed 24 patients with HTLV-I-associated myelopathy (HAM) for 4-12 years (mean 7 years) and assessed longitudinal changes of their spastic paraparesis by Kurtzke's Disability Status Scale (DSS). The DSS score of spastic paraparesis was unchanged in 18 patients (75\%), advanced (worsened) by two in 1 patient and by one in 3 patients, and declined (improved) by one in 2 patients during the follow-up period. The results demonstrated that HAM presents with a variety of clinical courses including spontaneous improvement.
This article was published in J Neurol Sci and referenced in Epidemiology: Open Access

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