Tropical spastic paraparesis which is also known as HTLV-associated myelopathy or chornic progressive myelopathy affects the spinal cord. It is an infection that occurs by Human T-lymphotropic virus that leads to paraparesis and weakens the legs. This infection is mostly found in tropical regions like Caribbean and Africa.
The signs of symptoms of tropical spastic paraparesis include:
The best way to prevent tropical spastic paraparesis is to screen products used in blood transfusion for HTLV-1 antibodies.
The risks associated with tropical spastic paraparesis include:
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