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Bulbar Poliomyelitis (Bulbar Polio) Summary

Description: 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) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Bulbar Poliomyelitis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Trypsin : 2 results : IBA
  2. A-factor (Streptomyces) : 1 result : IBA

Diseases Related to Bulbar Poliomyelitis

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

Key Therapies for Bulbar Poliomyelitis

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  1. Tonsillectomy : 1 study in 6 results
  2. Tracheotomy : 21 results
  3. Tracheostomy : 2 results
  4. Cystectomy : 1 result
  5. Vagotomy : 1 result
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