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Retrospective Study of Acute Flaccid Paralysis Cases from a Tertiary Care Centre in Amritsar
Gursharn Singh Narang, Jivtesh Singh Pahwa.
Department of Pediatrics, Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Amritsar, India.
We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the most common etiology behind Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). Thirty four cases reported to our centre from 2008-2010. Most common etiology causing AFP was found to be Guillian Barre Syndrome in 55.9% of the patients followed by viral myositis. Mean hospital stay for a patient with AFP was 16.3+10.4 days. Paediatric Intensive care was required in 20.6% patients and the mortality rate of patients with AFP was 5.9%.

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