paraparesis


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paraparesis

[¦par·ə·pə′rē·səs]
(medicine)
Partial paralysis of the lower extremities.
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A review of the Tropical Spastic Paraparesis products under development by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources.
On 13 July 2002, a 62-year-old man was sent to the emergency room due to paraparesis after he received Chinese traditional chiropractic treatment from a nonprofessional.
Experienced 1TB therapy providers at high-volume centers reported placing the catheter tip at C7 to T2 region for treatment of spastic quadriparesis and T10-12 for treatment of spastic paraparesis as standard practice (L.
Global Markets Direct's, 'Tropical Spastic Paraparesis - Pipeline Review, H2 2011', provides an overview of the Tropical Spastic Paraparesis therapeutic pipeline.
Patients present with a slowly progressive paraparesis affecting the lower limbs (10) with a cumulative risk of 1.
As his weakness progressed, he was diagnosed as having asymmetric progressive paraparesis by neurologists and was hospitalized for further diagnostic tests.
VM is a slowly progressive, painless, spastic paraparesis, with sensory ataxia and neurogenic bladder.
The rationale for the use of daclizumab in autoimmune diseases and in HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastical paraparesis (HAM/TSP) was to block the proliferation of antigen-activated autoreactive T-cells, which are either specific for autoantigens or viral epitopes.
1,2) Neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons should be very aware of this entity, since it is one of the few treatable causes of paraparesis.
However, back pain and paraparesis are the most common symptoms, with decreased sensation and altered reflexes occurring infrequently.
A variety of neurologic deficits, from mild radicular weakness to paraparesis, may be present in patients with spinal malignancy.
These tests are carried out in numerous facilities worldwide to diagnose HTLV-I-associated diseases, such as adult T-cell leukemia (ATL), HTLV-E associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (CAI/OSN) (6), and HTLV-E uveitis (7), and to prevent infection by blood transfusion and mother-infant transmission (8).