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Subject Source: Medical Subject Headings
Scope Note: Notes = 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. ,Created For = LHSA-Dott

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

PR2.15589, 1955

Identifier: LHB1 CC/24/PR2.15589
Scope and Contents Typed case summary and correspondence relating to male patient from Scotland (outside Edinburgh and the Lothians) first examined in 1955. Conditions mentioned include: polio; difficulty in swallowing; and palatal and pharyngeal paresis. No treatment given. Patient discharged.
Dates: 1955

PR2.19708, 1958

Identifier: LHB1 CC/24/PR2.19708
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to female patient from Scotland (outside Edinburgh and the Lothians) aged 36 at first examination in 1958. Conditions mentioned include: poliomyelitis; weakness in left forearm; giddiness; and paraesthesiae in arms. No treatment given. Patient discharged.
Dates: 1958