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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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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?

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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What can cause lower paralysis?

Do you mean: ?leg paralysis. We would need more information to be specific, but usual cause might be disorder of spinal cord, although some brain lesions can do so also. If you or someone you know, has leg weakness, this needs to be evaluated rapidly to prevent further damage. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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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


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Infantile Paralysis (Definition)

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 ...Read more