flaccid paralysis

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weakness or loss of muscle tone resulting from injury or disease of the nerves innervating the muscles

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Implementation of a supplementary immunisation campaign in Deir Al Zour province commenced promptly when the first "hot" acute flaccid paralysis cases were reported.
The patient went home 16 days after the transplant but was readmitted the following day with fever and dyspnea requiring endotracheal intubation, followed by altered mental state, seizures, and acute flaccid paralysis.
But acute flaccid paralysis has been recognized more frequently in the last 2 years, Dr.
The virus can attack the anterior horn cells, causing acute flaccid paralysis resulting in a poliomyelitis-like syndrome.
I think the acute flaccid paralysis is very disturbing to a lot of people,'' Glaser said.
HONOLULU -- Muscle weakness and acute flaccid paralysis can be features of infection with West Nile virus, Dr.
Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) syndrome has been associated with the West Nile virus (WNV), according to a series of six cases described in the Sept.
How would we know which child with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) really had polio?
In its most serious manifestations, which occur in one out of 30 symptomatic cases of WNV disease, WNV infection may cause life-threatening inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) or inflammation of the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord (meningitis), as well as a number of other significant neurological symptoms, including muscle paralysis similar to that seen with poliovirus and other viruses that cause acute flaccid paralysis.
2-year-old girl with onset of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) on January 2008.
The first case of polio was detected on February 6, 2014 in the district of Niefang, it was an acute flaccid paralysis diagnosed in a two-year old child who was never vaccinated.
The World Health Organisation announced last month a cluster of 22 acute flaccid paralysis cases in the Syrian Arab Republic.
In about one percent of cases, the virus enters the central nervous system and lead to muscle weakness and acute flaccid paralysis.
Acute flaccid paralysis following chemotherapy has a wide differential diagnosis, including drug toxicity, acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP), and malignant nerve infiltration.
Neurologic disease caused by WNV takes three forms: encephalitis, accounting for 55%-60% of cases; meningitis, accounting for 25%-40%; and the often-devastating acute flaccid paralysis, comprising 5%-10%.
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