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Can poliomyelitis be genetic?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: No

Poliomyelitis occurs as a rare response to infection by one of 3 subtypes of the polio virus.
These viruses commonly live in the intestinal tract and when common, 95% of those infected had no symptoms.Of those who developed the disease, the active distruction of nerve cells and eventual atrophy(shrinkage) of muscles the nerves supplied produced long term disability.

In brief: No

Poliomyelitis occurs as a rare response to infection by one of 3 subtypes of the polio virus.
These viruses commonly live in the intestinal tract and when common, 95% of those infected had no symptoms.Of those who developed the disease, the active distruction of nerve cells and eventual atrophy(shrinkage) of muscles the nerves supplied produced long term disability.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Inherited polio?

Poliomyelitis is caused by infections with polio virus and certain other viruses.
It is not inheritable.

In brief: Inherited polio?

Poliomyelitis is caused by infections with polio virus and certain other viruses.
It is not inheritable.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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