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.

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  • 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.

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  • Epidemic spastic paraparesis occurs mainly among women and children.

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  • Three recent articles give additional details on the occurrence of spastic paraparesis in the Bandundo region of Zaire (110 live and 24 dead cases).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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