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Polio and Acute Flaccid Paralysis

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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Polio and Acute Flaccid Paralysis



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It was after the SALK vaccine was introduced, when fully vaccinated people continued to get “polio”, that doctors started looking a lot more carefully at the viruses in individuals. Many viruses were found to cause paralysis, for example coxsackie B, enterovirus 71, etc.

By 1960, in order to be defined as “poliomyelitis”, virus tests on stool samples were required.   If polioviruses were not seen, additional tests to find other viruses were run, and sometimes, no virus could be found at all.  Whatever the “cause”, paralysis following sickness was no longer automatically classified as polio. It was now re-classified under many different diagnoses, with “Acute Flaccid Paralysis” as the loose umbrella heading under which paralysis caused by poliomyelitis viruses was a sub-category.


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