The Pre-SPG4 Study

  • End date
    Dec 7, 2031
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University Hospital Tuebingen
Updated on 7 October 2021


Study goals

  1. Prospective longitudinal data on progression in the natural course of SPG4 in presymptomatic mutation carriers prior to clinical disease onset and in early stages of disease
  2. Biomarkers providing objective measures of disease activity

Condition Neuropathy, Hereditary spastic paraplegia, Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy
Treatment MRI, SPRS Score and clinical signs, Cognition Testing using CANTAB, Lumbar Puncture and blood draw, Electrophysiology, Electrophysiology, Testing functional performance, Non motor symptoms
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03206190
SponsorUniversity Hospital Tuebingen
Last Modified on7 October 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

First degree relatives (parents, offspring, and sibs) of SPG4 patients or symptomatic individuals with known SPAST mutation
Age 18 to 70 years
Written, informed consent (patient)

Exclusion Criteria

No known SPAST-mutation within the family
Manifest spastic gait (subclinical signs like increased deep tendon reflexes, positive Babinski sign are allowed)
Participation in interventional trials
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