Poliomielitis

La poliomielitis es una enfermedad transmisible causada por una infección viral y que ocurre por el contacto directo con secreciones infectadas. El polio se encuentra en todo el mundo, pero la inmunización ha reducido su incidencia. El polio clínico afecta el sistema nervioso central (cerebro y médula espinal). Es más probable que el resultado de la enfermedad sea una discapacidad y no la muerte.Poliomielitis

Revision

Last reviewed 8/15/2012 by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc. Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington; Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.

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