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Infantile Paralysis (Overview)

Infantile paralysis, also called polio, is an infection with the poliovirus causing muscle weakness and paralysis. Polio is rare now with vaccination, and paralysis is also an uncommon symptom, affecting only a few of those infected.


Infantile Paralysis (Overview)

Infantile paralysis, also called polio, is an infection with the poliovirus causing muscle weakness and paralysis. Polio is rare now with vaccination, and paralysis is also an uncommon symptom, affecting only a few of those infected.


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What are the symptoms of infantile paralysis?

Depends on cause.: There are a number of different causes of infantile paralysis; each can present a little differently. Paralysis, however, refers to loss of muscle function, either localized or generalized, and can be due to muscle or nerve problems. ...Read more

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What are the tests for infantile paralysis?

Depends on exam.: A thorough physical and neurological exam is a must; based on the findings from that exam, the doctor can determine what other tests are needed. There are many possible causes of infantile paralysis, and they can differ in how they present and what tests must be done. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for infantile paralysis?

Depends on cause.: There are many possible causes of infantile paralysis, and correct treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What are the tests for infantile paralysis?

Depends on exam.: A thorough physical and neurological exam is a must; based on the findings from that exam, the doctor can determine what other tests are needed. There are many possible causes of infantile paralysis, and they can differ in how they present and what tests must be done. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of infantile paralysis?

Depends on cause.: There are a number of different causes of infantile paralysis; each can present a little differently. Paralysis, however, refers to loss of muscle function, either localized or generalized, and can be due to muscle or nerve problems. ...Read more

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What childhood disease causes infantile paralysis?

What childhood disease causes infantile paralysis?

Polio: One of the older names for the neurologic consequences of polio is Infantile Paralysis. It caused the paralysis in some but not all of those who had the illness.There have been some cases of a non-polio paralysis that were reported in the past year in parts of the country. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for infantile paralysis?

Depends on cause.: There are many possible causes of infantile paralysis, and correct treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What are the tests for paralysis, infantile?

Depends on exam.: A thorough physical and neurological exam is a must; based on the findings from that exam, the doctor can determine what other tests are needed. There are many possible causes of infantile paralysis, and they can differ in how they present and what tests must be done. ...Read more

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Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Yes. : Medications used in numbing injections temporarily interrupt the entire function of the nerve injected. If the nerved which was injected is a sensory and motor nerve (meaning that it goes to/serves a muscle), the injection would cause numbness and paralysis. Ortho patients who have had "blocks" to improve pain control post-op experience this effect commonly. ...Read more

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Name of jungle drug for muscle paralysis?

Curare: This is probably the drug you are looking for. ...Read more

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How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

See answer below: Botulinum neurotoxins essentially prevent the release of acetylcholine (neurotransmitter) in the synaptic cleft, thus preventing the trigger of muscle contraction. The paralysis in the skeletal muscle lasts for about 3 months. It lasts up to 9-12 months if used in the detrusor muscle in the bladder. Strength eventually returns when new connections are created between the nerves and the muscles. ...Read more

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Why can a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Why can  a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

See answer below: The short answer is that the brain sends commands down the cord to tell the muscles to move. If the cord is injured, the information cannot reach the muscles and the muscles, consequently do not move. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more