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Przegl Epidemiol. 2002;56(4):541-6.

[Medical management of poliomyelitis cases during the Warsaw outbreak in 1950's].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Oddział Neurologii i Neuroinfekcji Wojewódzkiego Zakaźnego Szpitala im. Dzieci Warszawy.


The author recalls the poliomyelitis medical management system in Warsaw, especially during the outbreak in 1950s'. Names of medical professionals who served in the field have been commemorated. Medical course of the disease and contemporary treatment methods has been described. Attention has been drawn to the problem of vaccine associated paralytic poliomyelitis (VAPP) following the oral polio vaccine and cases of VAPP observed in the Department of Neurology and Neuroinfections have been described.

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