Causative organism of tropical spastic paraparesis is?
A. Human immunodeficiency virus 1
B. Human immunodeficiency virus 2
C. Hepatitis B virus
D. Human T cell lymphotropic virus
Correct answer : D. Human T cell lymphotropic virus
- Tropical spastic paraparesis (TSP) is a disease of the spinal cord caused by Human T cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV).
- Alternate names: HTLV associated myelopathy, chronic progressive myelopathy.
- Paraparesis is a characteristic feature.
- Other features include uveitis, arthritis, alveolitis, polymyositis, keratoconjunctivitis sicca and infectious dermatitis.