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5 Facts you should know about

Hereditary spastic paraplegia

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A group of inherited diseases whose main feature is a progressive gait disorder

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Early in the disease course, there may be mild gait difficulties and stiffness

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Symptoms typically progress slowly so that eventually individuals with HSP may require the assistance of a cane, walker, or wheelchair

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There are more than 80 different genetic types of HSP

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The main feature of the disease is progressive spasticity in the lower limbs due to pyramidal tract dysfunction

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