Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

Volume 19, Number 9—September 2013

Synopsis

Detection of Diphtheritic Polyneuropathy by Acute Flaccid Paralysis Surveillance, India

Farrah J. Mateen1Comments to Author , Sunil Bahl, Ajay Khera, and Roland W. Sutter
Author affiliations: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (F.J. Mateen); World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (F.J. Mateen, R.W. Sutter); World Health Organization National Polio Surveillance Project, New Delhi, India (S. Bahl); Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi (A. Khera)

Main Article

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 standa

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.

Main Article

1Current affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

TOP