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Published by H. M. S. O. in London .
Written in English


  • Poliomyelitis.

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StatementMinistry of Health.
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Pagination9p. ;
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Open LibraryOL19884933M

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Poliomyelitis is an acute infection caused by a poliovirus (an enterovirus). Manifestations include a nonspecific minor illness (abortive poliomyelitis), sometimes aseptic meningitis without paralysis (nonparalytic poliomyelitis), and, less often, flaccid weakness . The incidence of poliomyelitis in the United States declined rapidly after the licensure of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) in and live oral polio vaccine (OPV) in the s. The last cases of indigenously acquired polio in the United States occurred in and in the Americas in poliomyelitis [po″le-o-mi″ĕ-li´tis] an acute infectious disease occurring sporadically or in epidemics and caused by a virus, usually a poliovirus but occasionally a coxsackievirus or echovirus. Called also polio. Initial clinical characteristics include fever, sore throat, headache, and vomiting, often with stiffness of the neck and back. In the. FACSIMILE: Reproduction Acute poliomyelitis; [FACSIMILE] Originally published by Philadelphia, Blakiston in Book will be printed in black and white, with grayscale images. Book will be 6 inches wide by 9 inches tall and soft cover bound. Any foldouts will be scaled to page size. If the book is larger than pages, it will be printed Author: Draper, George,

Acute Poliomyelitis () Paperback – Septem by George Draper (Author), Simon Flexner (Foreword) See all 21 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ Author: George Draper. Genre/Form: Fulltext Internet Resources: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Draper, George, Acute poliomyelitis. Philadelphia, P. Blakiston's Son & Co. Thank you for your interest in spreading the word about The BMJ. NOTE: We only request your email address so that the person you are recommending the page to knows that you wanted them to see it, and that it is not junk mail. Clinical study of acute poliomyelitis. [New York]: [Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research], [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Francis Weld Peabody; George Draper; A R Dochez; Edward B Schlesinger.

Patients with bulbar poliomyelitis may develop respiratory disturbances and sleep dysfunction in acute and convalescent stages, and some patients have sequelae of respiratory dysrhythmia, particularly sleep-related hypoventilation or apnea requiring ventilatory support (Chokroverty and Montagna, ).The poliovirus infection directly affects the medullary respiratory and . Paralytic poliomyelitis (acute anterior poliomyelitis, infantile paralysis, Heine–Medin disease) was probably first depicted on the stele of Ruma from the Eighteenth Egyptian Dynasty (– bc) (Paul, ).However, the disease was sporadic and poorly defined until epidemics began in the second half of the 19th century in Europe and then North America (Table ). Poliomyelitis is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus belonging to the Picornaviridae family. It finds a mention even in ancient Egyptian paintings and carvings. The clinical features are varied ranging from mild cases of respiratory illness, Cited by: Poliomyelitis. An acute infectious viral disease which in its serious form affects the central nervous system and, by destruction of motor neurons in the spinal cord, produces flaccid paralysis. However, about 99% of infections are either inapparent or very mild.