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What types of poliomyelitis are there?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: 3 strains 5 outcomes
There are 3 strains of the virus.
Infected people can have 5 basic outcomes. 90-95% are asymptomatic, showing no illnes.Abortive illness is a brief flu like process. Nonparalytic polio is longer & marked by neck&spine rigidity but no parylisis.Paralytic polio adds paralysis to the symptoms & some die. Some survivors of paralytic polio have a post polio syndrome (new weakness) 30-40 yrs later.

In brief: 3 strains 5 outcomes
There are 3 strains of the virus.
Infected people can have 5 basic outcomes. 90-95% are asymptomatic, showing no illnes.Abortive illness is a brief flu like process. Nonparalytic polio is longer & marked by neck&spine rigidity but no parylisis.Paralytic polio adds paralysis to the symptoms & some die. Some survivors of paralytic polio have a post polio syndrome (new weakness) 30-40 yrs later.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Polio is motor disor
There are 3 types of polio virus and a few other viruses that can mimic polio.
Polio virus may cause an encephalitis, from which most recover. However, it causes its major damage when it effects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord or brain stem, where it causes weakness or even paralysis.

In brief: Polio is motor disor
There are 3 types of polio virus and a few other viruses that can mimic polio.
Polio virus may cause an encephalitis, from which most recover. However, it causes its major damage when it effects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord or brain stem, where it causes weakness or even paralysis.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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