polioencephalomyelitis


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polioencephalomyelitis

[¦pō·lē·ō·in¦sef·ə·lō‚mī·ə′līd·əs]
(medicine)
A disease in which both the gray matter of the brain and the spinal cord are inflamed.
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Histologic examination revealed severe, nonsuppurative polioencephalomyelitis in 3 of 4 sows and 1 of 2 piglets (online Technical Appendix Figure, https://wwwnc.
Foot clenching and weakness have been described in birds with cardiovascular disease (endocarditis, atherosclerosis), (24,25) poisoning (organophosphate, heavy metal), (26) orthopedic abnormalities (appendicular fracture, spinal trauma, degenerative joint disease), (27) metabolic abnormalities (hypocalcemia, hypovitaminosis B2, vitamin E and selenium deficiency), and neurologic disease (infectious or parasitic polioencephalomyelitis, poliomalacia, and ischiatic nerve compression), (28) but some cases remain idiopathic.
More controversial is the common requirement of remote paralytic polio, since non-paralytic polioencephalomyelitis would not count.