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Poliomyelitis

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by Carson-DeWitt R

(Polio)

 

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done.
To look for the virus you doctor may order:
Your doctor may also do blood tests to look for antibodies. Antibodies are signs that you body is aware of and fighting the virus.
 

RESOURCES

Healthy Children - American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.healthychildren.org

World Health Organization
http://www.who.int

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

BC Health Guide, British Columbia Ministry of Health
http://www.bchealthguide.org

Ontario March of Dimes
http://www.marchofdimes.ca

 

References


Poliomyelitis (polio). World Health Organization website. Available at: http://www.who.int/topics/poliomyelitis/en. Accessed June 19, 2014.


Polio eradication. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/polio. Updated January 27, 2014. Accessed June 19, 2014.


Poliomyelitis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated June 10, 2014. Accessed June 19, 2014.

 

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