paralytic poliomyelitis


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

paralytic poliomyelitis

Etymology: Gk, paralyein, to be palsied, polios, gray, myelos, marrow, itis, inflammation
a flaccid paralysis of the limbs resulting from damaged lower motor neurons. Progressive bulbar paralysis with respiratory and vasomotor failure may result when the brainstem nuclei are involved.

paralytic poliomyelitis

Poliomyelitis with a variable combination of signs of damage of the central nervous system. These include weakness, incoordination, muscle tenderness and spasms, flaccid paralysis, and disturbance of consciousness. See: postpolio syndrome
See also: poliomyelitis
References in periodicals archive ?
Persistence of vaccine-derived polioviruses among immunodeficient persons with vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis.
Risk of vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis in Latin America, 1989-91.
Framework of evaluating the risks of paralytic poliomyelitis after global interruption of wild poliovirus transmission.
None of the 245 reviewed cases had recognized anterior myelitis, which is characteristic of paralytic poliomyelitis (2).
However, thanks to an effective anti-polio program, based on Government, NGO and international partnership, we have not had a single case of paralytic poliomyelitis for the last two years," said Vice President Ansari.
Choice of sequential schedule was related to the risk of vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis and liability (P [is less than or equal to] .
In 2013, an immigrant to the United States, aged 7 months, was diagnosed with severe combined immune deficiency, paralytic poliomyelitis caused by a Sabine vaccine strain type 1 virus, and disseminated bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) infection (BCG-osis).
Since 2000, the United States has exclusively used IPV, resulting in prevention of 8-10 vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis cases annually.
However, reversion to virulence may occur during OPV replication in humans and may result in the rare cases of vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis in OPV recipients and their close contacts.
Outbreak of paralytic poliomyelitis in Albania, 1996.