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November 1973

Oral-Facial Dyskinesia and Quadriplegia Associated With Poliomyelitis Virus Type 3

Author Affiliations

La Jolla, Calif; San Diego, Calif
From the departments of neurosciences and pediatrics, University of California at San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, Calif (Dr. Rosenberg) and Children's Health Center, San Diego, Calif (Dr. Chadwick).

Am J Dis Child. 1973;126(5):699-700. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.02110190561022

An oral-facial dyskinesia, symmetrical acute quadriplegia, and mild cerebral spinal fluid pleocytosis with fever are described in a 20-month-old boy who had positive stool cultures and neutralizing serum titers of 1:2,048 for poliomyelitis virus type 3. It is proposed that this unusual involuntary movement disorder was caused by the poliomyelitis virus type 3.