Definition of Infectious polyneuritis

1. Noun. A form of peripheral polyneuritis characterized by pain and weakness and sometimes paralysis of the limbs; cause is unknown.

Medical Definition of Infectious polyneuritis

1. Acute infective polyneuritis that results in a form of peripheral neuropathy with temporary loss of movement and sensation due to inflammation of multiple nerves and loss of myelin. The exact cause is unknown but has been associated with an abnormal immune response to viral infection, particularly cytomegalovirus infection, in which there is cell-mediated immunity to a component of myelin. The disease may be autoimmune in origin and complete recovery can take up to six months. Synonym: Guillain-Barre syndrome (12 Jul 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Infectious Polyneuritis

infectious hepatitis immunization
infectious hepatitis virus
infectious icterus
infectious jaundice
infectious mono
infectious mononucleosis
infectious myositis
infectious myringitis
infectious necrotic hepatitis of sheep
infectious ophthalmia
infectious pancreatic necrosis virus
infectious papilloma of cattle
infectious period
infectious plasmid
infectious polyneuritis (current term)
infectious porcine encephalomyelitis
infectious porcine encephalomyelitis virus
infectious serositis
infectious sinusitis of turkeys
infectious synovitis
infectious warts
infective agent
infective embolism
infective endocarditis
infective jaundice
infective thrombus

Literary usage of Infectious polyneuritis

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1. Diseases of the Nervous System by Archibald Church, Julius Lincoln Salinger (1910)
"... post-infectious polyneuritis which has been described in the foregoing pages possesses its own peculiar features. The other fornu which occur in ..."

2. The Modern Treatment of Nervous and Mental Diseases by William Alanson White, Smith Ely Jelliffe (1913)
"The existence of an infectious polyneuritis of unknown bacterial origin is at present freely admitted as a matter of clinical experience. ..."

3. Text-book of otology for physicians and students by Friedrich von Bezold, Fr Siebenmann (1908)
"We distinguish three forms as to their etiology, a. post infectious polyneuritis, b. constitutional, and c. toxic polyneuritis. All three forms may attack ..."

4. Infectious Diseases by James Cornelius Wilson, Julius Lincoln Salinger (1910)
"Investigations regarding their anatomical basis are missing but, unquestionably, they are due to the usual forms of infectious polyneuritis. ..."

5. Atlas of the Nervous System: Including an Epitome of the Anatomy, Pathology by Christfried Jakob (1901)
"... related to infectious polyneuritis. It differs from the latter in the more pronounced tenderness in the muscles on pressure and the comparative mildness ..."

6. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1913)
"... as "infectious polyneuritis" the symptoms were in all probability due to chronic ossifying pachymeningitis of the cord. ..."

7. The New York Medical Times (1896)
"... microbes of the organism, and polyneuritis resulted, an infectious polyneuritis, grafted upon a nervous or hysterical diathesis and created by it. ..."

8. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1892)
"... Occasioned by Vertebral Caries—Heredity in Spinal Cord Disease—Cerebral Irritation—Acute infectious polyneuritis— Multiple ..."

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