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Bulbar Poliomyelitis (Bulbar Polio)

A form of paralytic poliomyelitis affecting neurons of the MEDULLA OBLONGATA of the brain stem. Clinical features include impaired respiration, HYPERTENSION, alterations of vasomotor control, and dysphagia. Weakness and atrophy of the limbs and trunk due to spinal cord involvement is usually associated. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p765)
Also Known As:
Bulbar Polio; Poliomyelitis, Bulbar; Poliomyelitis, Medullary Involvement; Medullary Involvement Poliomyelitis; Polio, Bulbar
Networked: 36 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 1 trials/studies)

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Vocal Cord Paralysis
2. Respiratory Paralysis
3. Diphtheria
4. Pulmonary Atelectasis

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Bulbar Poliomyelitis:
1. TrypsinIBA
2. A-factor (Streptomyces)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Tonsillectomy
2. Tracheotomy
3. Tracheostomy
4. Cystectomy
5. Vagotomy