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Diseases » Paralysis » Summary
 

What is Paralysis?

What is Paralysis?

  • Paralysis: The loss of motor function due to dysfunction of the spinal cord.
  • Paralysis: loss of the ability to move a body part.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Paralysis: Introduction

Types of Paralysis:

Types of Paralysis:

Broader types of Paralysis:

How many people get Paralysis?

Prevalance of Paralysis: 9 per 1000 - NHIS95 (paralysis of extremeties complete/partial)
Prevalance Rate of Paralysis: approx 1 in 111 or 0.90% or 2.4 million people in USA [about data]

How serious is Paralysis?

Complications of Paralysis: see complications of Paralysis

What causes Paralysis?

Causes of Paralysis: see causes of Paralysis
Risk factors for Paralysis: see risk factors for Paralysis

What are the symptoms of Paralysis?

Symptoms of Paralysis: see symptoms of Paralysis

Complications of Paralysis: see complications of Paralysis

Paralysis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Paralysis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Paralysis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Paralysis: see treatments for Paralysis
Research for Paralysis: see research for Paralysis

Society issues for Paralysis


Hospitalization statistics for Paralysis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Paralysis:

  • 0.14% (18,478) of hospital episodes were for cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 77% of hospital consultations for cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital episodes for cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital episodes for cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital admissions for cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Paralysis:

Organs and body systems related to Paralysis include:

Name and Aliases of Paralysis

Main name of condition: Paralysis

Class of Condition for Paralysis: physical

Other names or spellings for Paralysis:

paralytic syndrome

Palsy
Source - WordNet 2.1

Paralysis: Related Conditions

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