What is Poliomyelitis?

A sequela of infection of anterior horn cells (nerve cells) by polio virus resulting in damage to them, subsequently causing weakness of the muscles supplied by that particular nerve cell axons that were damaged. It is generally one sided, but can be bilateral. Rarely, very severe disease can result in bedridden state and nerves of respiratory muscle involvement can lead to death.

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Is it important to give polio drops for 5 continuous years my son is 7 yrs old and i have a doubt that i had given him a polio drops for 4yrs only...

doctor1 MD

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Polio drops are not effective after five years of age. Even if you have given him the drops for four full...

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Hello doctor , i was attacked by a polio in my age of one year old. My leg is handicap within in four to five days after the polio fever . After a...

doctor1 MD

     Polio is viral disease ,which is preventable ,not curable.operation is corrective in nature,not curable.Depending upon the involvement of...

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i am 60. acquired polio in 1951. have had 18 orthopedic surgeries. diagnosed post-polio in 2000. abdominal muscles have weakened dramatically past...

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Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum.
I am sorry but i think you know there is no known treatment for Polio once confirmed. Supportive Measures...

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