Overview

Polio (also known as poliomyelitis) is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. Children younger than 5 years old are more likely to contract the virus than any other group. According to the World Health Orga[read article]

Tests for Polio

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A throat swab culture, or throat culture, is a test commonly used to diagnose bacterial infections in the throat. These infections can include strep throat, pneumon...  More
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The antibody titer is a test that detects the presence and measures the amount of antibodies within a person's blood. The amount and diversity of antibodies co...  More
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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis is a way of looking for conditions that affect the brain and spine. It is a series of laboratory tests performed on a sample of C...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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poliovirus vaccine- inactivated
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A fecal culture is a laboratory test used to determine if bacteria, which can cause infection or disease, are present in your digestive tract. By testing your stool...  More
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Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Examination
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The central nervous system (CNS) consists of the brain and spinal cord. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear, colorless liquid that surrounds and protects the CNS. ...  More
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Each year you hear about small outbreaks of meningitis. It is highly contagious and sometimes fatal. Learn why the classic symptoms of a high fever and stiff neck s...  More
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Medical Procedures for Polio

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According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the goal of physical therapy or physiotherapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and pre...  More
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Mechanical Ventilation
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Application of Long Leg Cast
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Prescribed Medications for Polio

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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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BETHANECHOL (be THAN e kole) stimulates the bladder. It is used in patients who are having trouble passing urine to empty their bladder.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Polio

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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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ACETAMINOPHEN (a set a MEE noe fen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever.  More
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