Detection of Diphtheritic Polyneuropathy by Acute Flaccid Paralysis Surveillance, India
Figure. . Reported cases of acute flaccid paralysis in children <15 years of age in India caused by selected factors affecting the peripheral nerve and anterior horn cell, taken from discarded cases in which fecal samples were inadequate to confirm or refute poliomyelitis on the basis of timing of samples or other reasons, 2008. Cases indicated as diphtheria were deemed diphtheritic polyneuropathy by the Expert Review Committee and were suggestive of diphtheritic polyneuropathy but may not meet standard case definitions such as those derived in the European Union. Values above bars are numbers of cases.