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Poliomyelitis

Causes of Poliomyelitis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Poliomyelitis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Poliomyelitis Treatments

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Poliomyelitis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Poliomyelitis may include these symptoms:

Definitions of Poliomyelitis:

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)

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 - CRISP)

Poliomyelitis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Poliomyelitis, or a subtype of Poliomyelitis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Poliomyelitis

The list below shows some of the causes of Poliomyelitis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Poliomyelitis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Poliomyelitis. Of the 5 causes of Poliomyelitis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 4 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Poliomyelitis:

The following list of conditions have 'Poliomyelitis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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What are the alternative names for Poliomyelitis:

Heine-Medin disease, Polio, Poliovirus
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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