Polio: Dangerous virus now rare due to vaccination.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Polio is available below.
Symptoms of Polio
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symptoms of Polio
Treatments for Polio
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Polio:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Child General Health: Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Polio?
Polio: Related Patient Stories
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Types of Polio
- Paralytic poliomyelitis
- Vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP)
- more types...»
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Causes of Polio
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Disease Topics Related To Polio
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Polio: Undiagnosed Conditions
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- Child Health Disorders -- serious medical disorders that may be undiagnosed:
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Misdiagnosis and Polio
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most common symptoms are ...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See misdiagnosis of...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple...read more »
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Hospitals & Clinics: Polio
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Prognosis for Polio
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Clinical Trials for Polio
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Polio include:
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Clinical Trials for Polio
Prevention of Polio
Prevention information for Polio has been compiled from various data sources
and may be inaccurate or incomplete.
None of these methods guarantee prevention of Polio.
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Statistics for Polio
Polio: Broader Related Topics
Types of Polio
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Definitions of Polio:
Acute infectious disease of humans, particularly children, caused by any of three serotypes of human poliovirus; infection is usually 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 and encephalitis may also occur; replicates in the nervous system, and may cause significant neuronal loss, most notably in the spinal cord.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
An acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Polio is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Polio, or a subtype of Polio,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Polio as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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