Pathological and immunological observations on tropical spastic paraparesis in patients from Jamaica

P. Piccardo, M. Ceroni, P. Rodgers-Johnson, C. Mora, D. M. Asher, G. Char, C. J. Gibbs, D. C. Gajdusek

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Abstract

The neuropathological examination of the spinal cord of 2 Jamaican patients with classical tropical spastic paraparesis disclosed an intense chronic meningomyelitis with demyelination. In the 1 case in which serum and cerebrospinal fluid were available, antibodies to the human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 were found.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Volume23
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Piccardo, P., Ceroni, M., Rodgers-Johnson, P., Mora, C., Asher, D. M., Char, G., Gibbs, C. J., & Gajdusek, D. C. (1988). Pathological and immunological observations on tropical spastic paraparesis in patients from Jamaica. Annals of Neurology, 23(SUPPL.).