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Title: Pain is highly prevalent in individuals with tropical spastic paraparesis
Authors: Mendes, Selena Márcia Dubois
Baptista, Abrahão Fontes
Sá, Katia Nunes
Andrade, Daniel Ciampi de Araújo
Otero, Grece Gomes
Cavalcanti, João Zugaib
Isensee, Miúcha de Freitas
Souza, Israel
Kruschewsky, Ramon de Almeida
Castro Filho, Bernardo Galvão
Affilliation: Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública. Salvador, Ba, Brasil / Universidade Federal da Bahia Salvador, BA, Brasil / Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Universidade de São Paulo. São Paulo, SP, Brasil
Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, Paracambi, Brasil
Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública. Salvador, BA, Brasil / Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Centro de Pesquisa Gonçalo Moniz. Salvador, BA, Brasil
Abstract: To determine the prevalence and characteristics of pain in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with HTLV-1, for HAM/TSP, Cross-sectional study conducted in patients with HTLV seen at a referral center for patient care and research in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Sociodemographic data were evaluated by means of interviews. The presence of neuropathic pain was evaluated by the DN4 questionnaire, its intensity by the Visual Analog Scale and its location by the body map, Among the 115 patients, 84.3% complained of pain. The most affected locations were the lumbar spine and lower limbs (63.1%). Of these 46.1% presented defined or probable HAM/TSP. There was no association between the type of pain and presence of HAM/TSP, but symptomatic patients had a higher prevalence of pain in relation to asymptomatic for HAM/TSP, We found a high prevalence of pain in patients with HAM/TSP, mainly located in the lower back and lower limbs.
Keywords: Pain
Human T-lymphotropic virus 1
Paraparesis
Tropical Spastic
Myelitis
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Sciknow Publications Ltd.
Citation: MENDES, S. M. D. et al. Pain is highly prevalent in individuals with tropical spastic paraparesis. Helath Care, v. 1, n. 3, p. 47-53, 2013.
DOI: 10.12966/hc.11.01.2013
ISSN: 0226-5788)
Copyright: open access
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