Hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) comprises a group of inherited neurodegenerative disorders with the shared characteristics of progressive weakness and spasticity predominantly affecting the lower limbs. Limited pathological accounts have described a 'dying back' axonal degeneration in this disease. However, the distribution and extent of axonal loss has not been elucidated in a quantitative way. We have studied post-mortem material from six HSP patients and 32 controls in detail. The popu...Expand abstract
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The extent of axonal loss in the long tracts in hereditary spastic paraplegia.
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