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November 1951

MYOSITIS OSSIFICANS OCCURRING IN POLIOMYELITISReport of a Case

Author Affiliations

SALT LAKE CITY

From the service of Mather Cleveland, M.D., and David M. Bosworth, M.D., House of St. Giles the Cripple, Brooklyn.

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1951;66(5):606-609. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1951.02320110071006
Abstract

A REVIEW of the literature fails to produce a specific incident of myositis ossificans developing in a paralytic patient whose paralysis was the result of anterior poliomyelitis. Since it is well known that myositis ossificans occurs in more than 4% of patients with paraplegia from other causes,1 it would appear that it could occur with poliomyelitic paraplegia. The case to be reported demonstrates this.

REPORT OF CASE  A 7-yr.-old white girl was admitted to the House of St. Giles the Cripple, Brooklyn, on Sept. 6, 1949, with a diagnosis of anterior poliomyelitis, with onset Aug. 13, as proved by clinical and laboratory findings. The acute illness had been treated at another hospital.On her admission to St. Giles, it was noted that there was moderate stiffness and spasm of the neck, back, and hamstring muscles. Muscle evaluation showed that the strength of the musculature of the upper extremity was

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