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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As with poliomyelitis, numbness is not a feature of acute flaccid paralysis due to West Nile virus, although pain can be present.
Patients presented with fever, meningitis, and acute flaccid paralysis notable for its lack of pain and asymmetry Pleocytosis was detected in cerebrospinal fluid and the site of pathology was traced to anterior horn cells of the spinal cord.
Although no cases of acute flaccid paralysis caused by cVDPV2s have been identified since December 2014, cVDPV2s have been identified from environmental samples collected in Nigeria on March 4, 2015, and in Pakistan on March 28 (3).
Bizarre behavior, whether frantic or somnolent, is caused by a growing procession of ailments, among them rabies, nodding syndrome, unexplained epidemic epilepsy associated with onchocerciasis, diphtheric polyneuropathy, acute flaccid paralysis, brucellosis, encephalitis, or various fevers of unknown origin.
The acute flaccid paralysis first seen in adults last year still has not been seen in children, although there is one case of a 15-year-old with a Guillain-Barr6-1ike syndrome.
The primary means of tracking polio is surveillance for cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), the main symptom of polio, followed by testing of AFP patients' stool specimens for both WPV and vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV) in WHO-accredited laboratories within the Global Polio Laboratory Network (GPLN).
Although polio has not been reported from India since January 2011, spurts in the rate of nonpolio acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) are of concern.
In a review of neurologic manifestations of West Nile virus, three distinct clinical pictures emerged: meningitis, encephalitis, and acute flaccid paralysis.
Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) is defined as sudden onset of weakness and floppiness in any part of the body in a child <15 years of age or paralysis in a person of any age in whom polio is suspected (1).
The reports prompted an update from the CDC, suggesting that the syndrome consisting of fever, meningitis, and acute flaccid paralysis deserves careful consideration in the diagnosis of West Nile virus (JAMA 288[15]: 1839-40, 2002).
Vaccine-preventable diseases include poliomyelitis, which is caused by poliovirus; infection with this enterovirus can present with acute flaccid paralysis.
His condition deteriorated, and on day 5, acute flaccid paralysis developed, with generalized hypotonia and reduced power and reflexes in all limbs, more marked in the lower limbs.

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