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Poliomyelitis, eften cried polio or infantile paralysis, is an infectious disease caused bi the poliovirus. In aboot 0.5% o cases there is muscle weakness resultin in an inability tae muive.[1]

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A man wi a smawer richt leg due tae poliomyelitis
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Specialty Neurology, infectious disease
ICD-10 A80, B91, P35.8
ICD-9-CM 045, 138
DiseasesDB 10209
MedlinePlus 001402
eMedicine ped/1843 pmr/6
MeSH C02.182.600.700


  1. Hamborsky J, Kroger A, Wolfe C, eds. (2015), "Poliomyelitis", Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (The Pink Book) (13th ed.), Washington DC: Public Health Foundation, (chap. 18) .