acute anterior poliomyelitis


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acute anterior poliomyelitis - an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cordacute anterior poliomyelitis - an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
References in periodicals archive ?
The 1898 edition of An American Text-Book of the Diseases of Children included a chapter on acute anterior poliomyelitis. "The acute onset, the duration of fever, its comparatively uniform range, and the immediate paralysis point to a systemic infection," the authors wrote.
PPS is a delayed development of neuromuscular syndrome in patients with a history of acute poliomyelitis.1 PPS usually occurs 30-40 years after an acute poliomyelitis attack.2 With the advent of immunization, cases of acute anterior poliomyelitis (AAP) have drastically declined worldwide.

Full browser ?