X-linked hereditary spastic paraplegia

A term used to describe a clinically and genetically heterogenous group of Disorders which are inherited in an X-linked manner and which are characterized by varying degrees of lower Limb spasticity, pyramidal weakness, hyperreflexia and hypertonic Bladder involvement. Both uncomplicated (pure) and complicated (complex) forms of Autosomal dominant HSP exist. The Diagnosis may be aided by neuroimaging and Genetic testing.

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