Antecedent poliomyelitis was demonstrated in all patients by electromyography or muscle biopsy or both.
Fever and asymmetric flaccid paralysis without sensory loss in a child or young adult almost always indicate poliomyelitis.
N., et al. "Vaccine Policy Changes and Epidemiology of Poliomyelitis in the United States" Journal of the American Medical Association 292 (2004): 1696-1701.
Nonparalytic poliomyelitis cannot be distinguished clinically from aseptic meningitis due to other agents.
The poliomyelitis (polio) vaccine protects against poliovirus infections.