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Although cases of flaccid paralysis associated with isolation of EV-D68 from spinal fluid have been reported, the role of EV-D68 in the current outbreak remains to be determined.
Implementation of a supplementary immunisation campaign in Deir Al Zour province commenced promptly when the first "hot" acute flaccid paralysis cases were reported.
There is a cluster of 22 acute flaccid paralysis cases that is being investigated in that area," Rosenbauer said.
Most patients will, however, rapidly progress to a state of complete flaccid paralysis within 1 - 4 hours.
Congo's recent outbreak has resulted in more than 200 cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) since October, mostly affecting people older than 15.
A 2-week-old boy was referred from the Paediatric Neurology Department with a history of flaccid paralysis of both lower limbs since birth.
The more severe form of the disease is meningoen-cephalitis manifested by typical signs of central nervous system infection and, in a minority of cases, development of a flaccid paralysis (9).
The typical patient at risk of anterior spinal artery syndrome is an elderly patient with a past history of arteriosclerosis or recent period of hypotension, who presents with a sudden onset of flaccid paralysis, abolished segmental reflexes and minor or patchy sensory disturbance.
iii) Similarly, the cases of non polio acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) at present have been compared with reported polio cases in 1994.
She became comatose and developed acute flaccid paralysis consistent with WNV encephalitis.
But acute flaccid paralysis has been recognized more frequently in the last 2 years, Dr.