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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Infantile Paralysis (Overview)

Infantile paralysis is also known as Poliomyelitis. 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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Which disease causes infantile paralysis?

Which disease causes infantile paralysis?

Polio: Infantile paralysis is an old term for poliomyelitis, an acute and often devastating viral disease. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
90 doctors shared insights

Infantile Paralysis (Overview)

Infantile paralysis is also known as Poliomyelitis. 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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Whats infantile paralysis mean?

Whats infantile paralysis mean?

Polio: Infantile paralysis is an old synonym for poliomyelitis, an acute and often devastating viral disease. ...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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Whats infantile paralysis mean?

Polio: Infantile paralysis is an old synonym for poliomyelitis, an acute and often devastating viral disease. ...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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Which disease causes infantile paralysis?

Polio: Infantile paralysis is an old term for poliomyelitis, an acute and often devastating viral disease. ...Read more

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


Dr. William Singer
1,006 doctors shared insights

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