Spastic paraplegia-severe developmental delay-epilepsy syndrome

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Synonyms: SPPRS syndrome | Spastic paraplegia-psychomotor retardation-seizures syndrome

Spastic paraplegia-severe developmental delay-epilepsy syndrome is a rare genetic complex spastic paraplegia disorder characterized by an infantile-onset of psychomotor developmental delay with severe intellectual disability and poor speech acquisition associated with seizures (mostly myoclonic) muscular hypotonia which may be noted at birth and slowly progressive spasticity in the lower limbs leading to severe gait disturbances. Ocular abnormalities and incontinence are commonly associated. Other symptoms may include verbal dyspraxia hypogenitalism macrocephaly and sensorineural hearing loss as well as dystonic movements and ataxia with upper limb involvement.

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Genetic Support Network of Victoria

The Genetic Support Network of Victoria is an organisation that supports people living with genetic, undiagnosed and rare conditions and those who support them including community and families, patient support organisations, health professionals and industry. Our vision is our community flourishing and living their best lives.

National Ataxia Foundation

Ataxia is a rare neurological disease affecting tens of thousands of people in the US and many thousands more around the world. It is progressive, affecting a person’s ability to walk, talk, and use fine motor skills. The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) was established in 1957 to help persons with Ataxia and their families. Our mission is to accelerate the development of treatments and a cure

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