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Nearly 20 California Children Diagnosed With Polio-Like Paralysis
2014-02-24 08:27:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While polio was eradicated from the United States in the 1950s after a vaccine was developed to stop the disease dead in its tracks, researchers have pointed out that a mysterious polio-like illness has been discovered in a cluster of children in California. In a case report that is scheduled to be presented at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Philadelphia later this spring, a team of...

2014-02-23 16:20:24

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have identified a polio-like syndrome in a cluster of children from California over a one-year period, according to a case report released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. "Although poliovirus has been eradicated from most of the globe, other viruses can also injure the spine, leading to a polio-like syndrome," said case...

2013-11-08 12:23:16

NARBERTH, Pa., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The GBS/CIDP Foundation International has established the Benson Fellowship to fund Peripheral Neuropathy Fellowships in honor of Robert Benson, a survivor of Guillain-Barre' Syndrome, and his wife Estelle Benson. The Foundation voted to endow over $1,600,000 of its financial resources to initially fund the Fellowship. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131108/PH13565LOGO ) The purpose of the Benson Fellowship is to encourage...

2013-08-15 08:29:37

Educational Brochure and Public Service Announcement Intended to Help with Early and Accurate Diagnosis of Serious Condition SANTA ANA, Calif., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Neuropathy Action Foundation (NAF) and the GBS/CIDP Foundation International (GBS/CIDP) today announced the launch of a joint nationwide campaign to raise awareness of Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN), a rare and incurable neurological condition in which multiple motor nerves are attacked by the immune...

2012-11-13 12:27:24

NARBERTH, Pa., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The GBS/CIDP Foundation International, based in Narberth, Pennsylvania, is a patient run non-profit organization for the support of those struck with these rare paralyzing disorders of the nervous system. Our 12th symposium, held in Fort Worth, Texas on Oct. 26-28, 2012, was, as in the past, a great success. Four hundred attendees, both patients, loved ones and professionals from 3 continents received the latest information from a series of...

2011-07-13 13:19:53

Research: Guillain-Barre syndrome and adjuvanted pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 vaccine: Multinational case-control study in Europe Adjuvanted vaccines used during the 2009 swine flu pandemic did not increase the risk of Guillain-Barr© syndrome substantially, if at all, finds a large Europe-wide study published on bmj.com today. An adjuvant is a substance added to a vaccine to stimulate the immune system to respond to the vaccine. The study provides reassurance about potential risks of...

2009-09-11 09:54:23

Personal view: Should I have an H1N1 flu vaccination after Guillain-Barr© syndrome? A doctor who developed Guillain-Barr© syndrome will consider having the swine flu jab when she returns to work this autumn, despite claims that the vaccine is linked to an increased risk of the disease. Laura Claire Price, a specialist in respiratory and intensive care medicine, examines the reasons why the vaccine might cause the syndrome, reviews the current evidence, and concludes that she will...