acute infectious paralysis

acute infectious paralysis

Etymology: L, inficere, to stain; Gk, paralyein, to be palsied
acute disease caused by a poliovirus. Symptoms of minor disease include fever, headache, vomiting, sore throat, and frequently stiff back and neck. Major disease includes central nervous system involvement, pleocytosis in spinal fluid, and paralysis. Also called acute anterior poliomyelitis.
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