Poliomyelitis is an acute infectious disease caused by polio virus that seriously endangers children’s health. Poliomyelitis virus is a neurotropic virus, which mainly invades the motor nerve cells of the central nervous system, and mainly damages the motor neurons of the anterior horn of the spinal cord. The patients are mostly children aged 1 to 6 years. The main symptoms are fever, general malaise, severe limb pain, and flaccid paralysis with irregular distribution and varying severity, commonly known as polio. The clinical manifestations of poliomyelitis are diverse, including mild non-specific lesions, aseptic meningitis (non-paralytic poliomyelitis), and flaccid weakness of various muscle groups (paralytic poliomyelitis). In patients with polio, due to damage to the motor neurons in the anterior horn of the spinal cord, the related muscles lose their nerve regulation and atrophy. At the same time, the subcutaneous fat, tendons and bones are also atrophy, making the entire body thinner.
Post time: Sep-14-2021