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Descriptor English:   Poliomyelitis 
Descriptor Spanish:   Poliomielitis 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Poliomielite 
Synonyms English:   Acute Poliomyelitis
Acute Poliomyelitis, Epidemic
Encephalitis, Polio
Epidemic Acute Poliomyelitis
Infantile Paralysis
Infection, Poliomyelitis
Infections, Poliomyelitis
Nonpoliovirus Poliomyelitis
Paralysis, Infantile
Polio Encephalitis
Poliomyelitides, Preparalytic
Poliomyelitis Infection
Poliomyelitis Infections
Poliomyelitis, Acute
Poliomyelitis, Epidemic Acute
Poliomyelitis, Nonpoliovirus
Poliomyelitis, Preparalytic
Preparalytic Poliomyelitis  
Tree Number:   C02.782.687.359.764
Definition English:   An acute infectious disease of humans, particularly children, caused by any of three serotypes of human poliovirus (POLIOVIRUS). Usually the infection is limited to the gastrointestinal tract and nasopharynx, and is often asymptomatic. The central nervous system, primarily the spinal cord, may be affected, leading to rapidly progressive paralysis, coarse FASCICULATION and hyporeflexia. Motor neurons are primarily affected. Encephalitis may also occur. The virus replicates in the nervous system, and may cause significant neuronal loss, most notably in the spinal cord. A rare related condition, nonpoliovirus poliomyelitis, may result from infections with nonpoliovirus enteroviruses. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp764-5) 
See Related English:   Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
TM transmission UR urine
VE veterinary VI virology
Record Number:   11483 
Unique Identifier:   D011051 

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