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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Through this new equipment, the Regional Reference Laboratory will improve the speed of the results reported from the stool samples that it receives, of people suffering from acute flaccid paralysis, in addition to samples taken from the sewage in areas identified as being at risk of polio.
Through this new equipment, the RRL will improve the speed of the results reported from stool samples it receives, of people suffering from acute flaccid paralysis, in addition to samples taken from the sewage in areas identified as being at risk of polio.
It reads the vaccination officers are bound under the act to enforce all unvaccinated children are vaccinated, adding that chairmen of the provincial expert review committee and the district review committee notified for classification of Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) cases are authorised to declare a child unfit for vaccination.
Acute flaccid paralysis can occur with or without encephalitis or meningitis.
When a child in a household develops symptoms of complications such as drowsiness, disturbed consciousness, inactivity, flaccid paralysis, myoclonic jerk, continuous vomiting, tachypnea, and tachycardia, please take the child to a large hospital for medical attention immediately in order to ensure prompt treatment, the agency said.
West Nile virus) have been associated with acute flaccid paralysis (AFP)--a clinical syndrome of rapidly progressive flaccid paralysis typically caused by dysfunction of the anterior horn cells, peripheral motor nerves or nerve roots, neuromuscular junction, or muscle--La Crosse virus has not been identified as a cause (3,4).
The Cape cobra (Naja nivea) has neurotoxic venom that can cause severe, descending flaccid paralysis due to postsynaptic somatic nerve block.
The typical presentation is a prodrome followed by the development of an unsteady gait and then ascending symmetrical flaccid paralysis.
Many of us have not seen a case of flaccid paralysis ever since we began practice after polio was eradicated.
Objective: Recognition of common causes of acute flaccid paralysis in children.
These volunteers also play a key role in helping to find and report cases of acute flaccid paralysis, which is an indicator for polio.
He added that 58 acute flaccid paralysis cases, a possible symptom of polio, had been reported in Deir Ezzor this year through June 6.