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Neuroimmunology >> Tropical Spastic Paraparesis - HAM/TSP

Disease Description:
HTLV-I-associated myelopathy/Tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) is a chronic and progressive inflammatory disease of the central nervous system. It causes progressive weakness, stiff muscles, and muscle spasms. HAM/TSP is caused by infection with the human T-cell lymphotropic virus-1 (HTLV-1) retrovirus.

General Study Procedures:
The research studies listed below are currently open for enrollment for adult subjects. These involve neurological examinations, imaging, and assessment of the immune system to better understand and treat HAM/TSP. 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:
04-N-0071: Hu Mik-(Beta)1 to Treat HTLV-1-Associated Myelopathy/Tropical Spastic Paraparesis
98-N-0047: Evaluation of Patients With HAM/TSP

For more information about participating in these studies, please contact :
For protocol 04-N-0071
Joan Ohayon, CRNP
NINDS, NIB
Bldg. 10, Room 5C101
10 Center Drive, MSC 1400
Bethesda, MD 20892-1400
Tel: 301-496-0064
Email: ohayonj@ninds.nih.gov

For protocol 98-N-0047
Kaylan Fenton
Bldg. 10, Room 5C101
10 Center Dr., MSC 1400
Bethesda, MD 20892-1400
Tel: 301-496-0064
Email: fentonk@ninds.nih.gov

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

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