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November 1973

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

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.