Frontiers in Plant Science
Human polioviruses are highly infectious viruses that are spread mainly through the fecal-oral route. Infection of the central nervous system frequently results in irreversible paralysis, a disease called poliomyelitis. Children under five years are mainly affected if they have not acquired immunity through natural infection or via vaccination. Cur...
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic immune-mediated disease with a neurodegenerative component of the central nervous system. Immunomodulatory therapy can increase the risk of infection, which is a particular risk for MS patients. Therefore, a complete vaccination status is of utmost importance as protection against vaccine-preventable infectious ...
Archives of Neuropsychiatry
We present a case with acute respiratory distress syndrome due to COVID-19 who had poliomyelitis sequelae. He was hospitalized in the intensive care unit and supported by non-invasive mechanical ventilation for 7 days. IL-6 inhibitor was administered due to cytokine storm. No steroid or sedative agents were administered. Early mobilization was perf...
Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
Poliomyelitis is on the verge of eradication since the introduction of the vaccine in 1950. In developed countries, those afflicted with the disease are primarily in their sixth decade and beyond, usually with disabling complications. Due to the diminished muscle power coupled with the abnormal bony anatomy and joint contractures, patients with pol...
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Objective To investigate the use of custom-made knee-ankle-foot orthoses in daily life and differences in usability factors of knee-ankle-foot orthoses between users and discontinued users. Design Cross-sectional survey study. Subjects A total of 163 polio survivors provided with a knee-ankle-foot orthosis at an outpatient clinic of a university ho...
Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Poliomyelitis is an infectious disease characterized by a loss of motor neurons. Affected individuals usually suffer from many abnormalities predisposing them to degenerative joint disease. We report a case of a young male, with a history of poliomyelitis, distal femoral extension osteotomy and previous tendon transfer, suffering from severe knee p...
Surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis syndrome (AFP) in children under 15 is the backbone of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Laboratory examination of stool samples from AFP cases allows the detection of, along with polioviruses, a variety of non-polio enteroviruses (NPEV). The etiological significance of these viruses in the occurrence...
Emerging infectious diseases
Since 2012, the United States has reported a distinct syndrome of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) with anterior myelitis, predominantly in children. This polio-like syndrome was termed acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). Australia routinely conducts AFP surveillance to exclude poliomyelitis. We reviewed 915 AFP cases in Australia for children
BMJ Global Health