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Movement Disorders >> Spastic Paraplegia and Paraparesis

Disease Description:
Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), also called familial spastic paraparesis (FSP), is a group of diseases that cause weakness and stiffness, especially in the legs. Many people with HSP first notice difficulty walking. There are many different genes that cause HSP. Genetic tests are available for some, but not all forms of HSP.

General Study Procedures:
The research studies listed below are currently open for enrollment for both adults and children. Minors will need permission from one of their parents. The studies include examination and testing, including genetic testing, to try to establish a diagnosis. Please see the links for the procedures and eligibility criteria for specific studies. There is no cost for participation or for any tests associated with the research.

Studies Actively Recruiting Patients:
00-N-0043: Study of Inherited Neurological Disorders

For more information about participating in these studies, please contact :
For protocol 00-N-0043
Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office
NIH, DHHS
Bldg. 61, #10 Cloister Court
Bethesda, MD 20892-4754
Tel: 800-411-1222; 866-411-1010 (TTY)
Email: prpl@mail.cc.nih.gov

or
Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office toll-free at:
1-800-411-1222
TTY: 1-866-411-1010

For more information on Spastic Paraplegia and Paraparesis:


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