Proposal for diagnostic criteria of tropical spastic paraparesis/HTLV-I-associated myelopathy (TSP/HAM).

@article{CastroCosta2006ProposalFD,
  title={Proposal for diagnostic criteria of tropical spastic paraparesis/HTLV-I-associated myelopathy (TSP/HAM).},
  author={Carlos Maur{\'i}cio de Castro-Costa and Abelardo Q-C Ara{\'u}jo and M{\'a}rcio M Barreto and Osvaldo Massaiti Takayanagui and Marzia Puccioni Sohler and Eduardo Mendes da Silva and S{\^o}nia M B de Paula and Ricardo Ishak and Jo{\~a}o Gabriel Ramos Ribas and Luis C Rovirosa and Herwig Carton and Eduardo Gotuzzo and William W. Hall and Silvia Maria Montano and Edward Laurence Murphy and J D en M Oger and Carlos E Remondegui and Graham P Taylor},
  journal={AIDS research and human retroviruses},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={931-5}
}
After the first description of TSP/HAM in 1985 and the elaboration of WHO's diagnostic criteria in 1988, the experience of the professionals in this field has increased so that a critical reappraisal of these diagnostic guidelines was considered timely. Brazilian neurologists and observers from other countries met recently to discuss and propose a modified model for diagnosing TSP/HAM with levels of ascertainment as definite, probable, and possible, according to myelopathic symptoms… CONTINUE READING

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