from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Partial paralysis of the lower limbs.
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- n. weakness of both legs, resulting from disease of the nervous system.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, partial paralysis of the lower extremities.
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- n. a slight paralysis or weakness of both legs
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There I cause myelopathy or even tropical spastic paraparesis.
Epidemic spastic paraparesis occurs mainly among women and children.
Three recent articles give additional details on the occurrence of spastic paraparesis in the Bandundo region of Zaire (110 live and 24 dead cases).
Konzo disease, according to the World Health Organization, is a tropical myelopathy, characterized by the onset of spastic paraparesis, which occurs as epidemics in rural areas of Africa.
Thirteen patients had paraparesis and one had quadriparesis.
Michaelsson J, Barbosa HM, Jordan KA, Chapman JM, Brunialti MK, et al. (2008) The frequency of CD127low expressing CD4+CD25high T regulatory cells is inversely correlated with human T lymphotrophic virus type-1 (HTLV-1) proviral load in HTLV-1-infection and HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis.
The symptoms were scored as follows: grade 1; tail weakness or tail paralysis, grade 2; hind leg paraparesis, grade 3; hind leg paralysis, grade 4; complete paralysis, moribund state or death.
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