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wats difeernt betwen polio and GBS

By September 19, 2010 - 4:20am
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GBS-mainly adults, symmetric, ascending, 10-14days, common bilateral facial, numbness common, fever rare, recovery descending, prolonged deficit ~10%. Diag: Nerve conduction % exclusion. Tt IVIG / Plasmapheresis. No vaccination as it is autoimmune.
Polio mainly children...rare now except endemic area , 3-5days, common fever, paralysis asymmetric, facial uncommon- bilateral even more uncommon, numbness & dysaesthesia rare/absent, meningisimus common, recovery assymetric, prolonged/permanent deficit ~50%. Tt supportive. Vaccine available both live & killed.

April 1, 2012 - 9:19am
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he is talking about Guilliane-Barre Syndrome... I feel because it some times mimics Poliomyelitis. If you are a doctor I can forward a detailed note however it would be difficult for a lay person to understand... 100% recovery is generally the rule in GBS(once acute phase is past-lasting2-4weeks), however residual deficit is commoner in polio...

April 1, 2012 - 9:09am

There are a few conditions that can be abbreviated "GBS". Are you referring to Group B Streptococcal Infection?

I am not sure what you are asking about the differences between a strep infection and polio? Are you asking this question for you, or for someone else?

You can read about polio symptoms: Poliomyelitis.

You can read about Group B Streptococcal symptoms: Group B Strep.

September 19, 2010 - 6:31am
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