Recurrent encephalopathy and seizures in a US native with HTLV-I-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis: A clinicopathologic study

Charles R. Smith, Dennis W Dickson, Lawrence Samkoff

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Abstract

A patient with progressive spastic paraparesis originally ascribed to multiple sclerosis developed recurrent encephalopathy and seizures. A diagnosis of HTLV-I-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis was established prior to death. Autopsy confirmed chronic inflammatory myelopathy and active inflammation in the white matter of the temporal lobes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)658-661
Number of pages4
JournalNeurology
Volume42
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1992
Externally publishedYes

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