Chinese paralytic syndrome

An idiopathic acute flaccid paralysis affecting children in northern China during the summer which had features of polio—e.g., attacking spinal cord motor neurones. It was subsequently identified as a clinical presentation of Guillain Barré syndrome

Chinese paralytic syndrome

An acute paralyzing illness affecting children and young adults in Northern China. Doubts have been expressed as to whether this is a distinct condition or a variant of POLIOMYELITIS. It is thought possible that the widespread use of oral polio vaccine may have led to an antigenic change resulting in altered pathogenicity.
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