What is the definition of Poliomyelitis?

Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that can affect nerves and can lead to partial or full paralysis. It is caused by infection with the poliovirus which can be spread by direct person-to-person contact, by contact with infected mucus or phlegm from the nose or mouth, or by contact with infected feces. There are three basic patterns of polio infection: subclinical infections, nonparalytic, and paralytic. Symptoms vary based on the pattern of infection and can range from asymptomatic with subclinical poliomyelitis to partial or full paralysis. Treatment is aimed at controlling symptoms while the infection runs its course. Since the development of the polio vaccine, the incidence of the disease has been greatly reduced. The prognosis depends on the form of the disease (subclinical, nonparalytic, or paralytic) and the site affected.

What are the alternative names for Poliomyelitis?

  • Polio
  • Infantile paralysis
  • Condition: Chronic Pain and Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome (PPS)
  • Journal: Brain and behavior
  • Treatment Used: Anthroposophic Multimodal Treatment
  • Number of Patients: 192
  • Published —
This study tested the safety and efficacy of using an anthroposophic multimodal treatment to treat chronic pain in patients with PPS.
  • Condition: Limb Deformity and Disability in China
  • Journal: Zhongguo xiu fu chong jian wai ke za zhi = Zhongguo xiufu chongjian waike zazhi = Chinese journal of reparative and reconstructive surgery
  • Treatment Used: Surgery
  • Number of Patients: 35075
  • Published —
This study investigated the characteristics and corrective strategies of various limb deformities and disabilities treated with surgery in China.