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Definition

A form of spastic paraplegia, a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a slow, gradual, progressive weakness and spasticity of the lower limbs. SPG47 is characterized by neonatal hypotonia that progresses to hypertonia and spasticity, and severe mental retardation with poor or absent speech development.

Acronym

SPG47

Synonyms

Cerebral palsy, spastic quadriplegic 5
CPSQ5

Keywords

Hereditary spastic paraplegia

 
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