Neurological manifestations in individuals with HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis in the Amazon

@article{Dias2016NeurologicalMI,
  title={Neurological manifestations in individuals with HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis in the Amazon},
  author={George Alberto Silva Dias and Gilberto Toshimitsu Yoshikawa and Roberta Vilela Lopes Koyama and Satomi Fujihara and Ligia Coelho Martins and Rita Medeiros and Juarez Antonio Sim{\~o}es Quaresma and Hellen Tha{\'i}s Fuzii},
  journal={Spinal Cord},
  year={2016},
  volume={54},
  pages={154-157}
}
Study design:A cross-sectional observational study was conducted.Objective:The aim was to analyze the clinical–functional profile of patients diagnosed with HTLV-1 (human T-lymphotropic virus type 1)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) in the Amazon region.Setting:Reference center for HTLV in the city of Belém, state of Pará, Brazil.Methods:Muscle strength, muscle tone, balance and the need for gait assistance among patients with HAM/TSP were evaluated.Results:Among the… CONTINUE READING
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