flaccid paralysis

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Noun1.flaccid paralysis - weakness or loss of muscle tone resulting from injury or disease of the nerves innervating the muscles
nervous disorder, neurological disease, neurological disorder - a disorder of the nervous system
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Surveillance on acute flaccid paralysis has also been consistently poor and the practice of open defecation and poor sanitation persists in communities.
Surveillanceisconducted for acute flaccid paralysis, which is the main symptom of polio.
Sixty-three percent of the West Nile Virus cases were classified as neuroinvasive disease (e.g., meningitis, encephalitis, and acute flaccid paralysis), for a national incidence of West Nile Virus neuroinvasive disease of 0.51 cases per 100,000 population.
Adenovirus type 21-associated acute flaccid paralysis during an outbreak of hand-foot-and-mouth disease in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is an imm-une mediated polyradiculoneuropathy that is one of the common causes of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP).
The doctors then referred her to the government Children's Hospital from where the case was notified as acute flaccid paralysis case.
AFM was defined as acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showing lesions predominantly affecting the gray matter of the spinal cord (1).
Public Health England has said it has received 28 reports of the condition, known as acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), so far in 2018, where normally they would expect 'a handful' each year.
In the recent polio tests, stool samples of children suspected of polio, also known as Acute Flaccid Paralysis, were sent to the National Institute of Health, Islamabad.
In addition to high-routine immunization coverage with a polio vaccine, supplementary immunization in the form of mass campaigning, door-to-door and effective surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis is, therefore, the strategy developed by WHO and its partners, she informed.
Her condition rapidly deteriorated, after which it was confirmed she had non-polio acute flaccid paralysis - which cannot be cured.
UHS Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Mahmood Shaukat called for bridging the gap in training facilities and procedures to improve clinical diagnosis of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP).

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