questions 0

Poliomyelitis

Author:
Topic updated on 07/23/16 6:48am

Introduction
  • polioDestruction of the anterior motor horn of the spinal cord by a polio virus infection
  • Fecal-oral transmission
    • initially replicates in the oropharynx and small intestine
    • later spreads hematogenously to the CNS
  • See Poliovirus topic
Presentation
  • Symptoms
    • sore throat
    • abdominal pain
    • malaise
    • headache
    • fever
    • nausea
  • Physical exam
    • signs of LMN lesions
      • hyporeflexia
      • muscle weakness/atrophy
      • fasciculation/fibrillation


  RATE CONTENT
2.0
AVERAGE 2.0 of 2 RATINGS

Qbank (0 Questions)



Evidence & References Show References




Topic Comments

Subscribe status: