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Prevalence of peripheral neuropathy in patients with HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP).
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PMID:  21510232     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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METHODS: Seventy three patients diagnosed with HAM/TSP in accordance to criteria set by the World Health Organization (WHO) were evaluated in this cross-sectional study. Clinical and electrodiagnostic criteria were used for the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy.
RESULTS: Electrodiagnostic studies showed that 30.1% of patients with HAM/TSP had peripheral nerve involvement. All patients had predominantly axonal neuropathy with sensory-motor polyneuropathy being the most common neuropathy observed in our patients.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Peripheral neuropathy may be more common than previously thought and should be checked systematically in all patients with HAM/TSP.
Authors:
Morteza Saeidi; Payam Sasannejad; Mohsen Foroughipour; SaeedReza Shahami; Ali Shoeibi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Belgica     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0300-9009     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol Belg     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247035     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Belg     Country:  Belgium    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran.
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