Epidemiology of acute flaccid paralysis in Kermanshah province, 2004-2009

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Keyghobad Ghadiri 1 , Mitra Darbandi 2 , * , Mandana Afsharian 1 , Nahid Khademi 3 , Mohammad Heidari 4 , Mortezza Azizi 3 , Neda Izadi 2

1 Dept. of Infectious Medicine, School of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Dept. of Public Health, School of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

3 Kermanshah Health Center, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Dept. Epidemiology, School of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

How to Cite: Ghadiri K , Darbandi M, Afsharian M, Khademi N, Heidari M, et al. Epidemiology of acute flaccid paralysis in Kermanshah province, 2004-2009, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2011 ; 15(4):e79311.

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Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: 15 (4); e79311
Published Online: November 19, 2011
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: January 07, 2011
Accepted: June 21, 2011

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine epidemiologic features of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) during 2004-2009 in Kermanshah province. This cross-sectional descriptive study was done based on data records from Kermanshah health care center. In total 89 patients, 0-14 years old were enrolled study, which 36 of them were male and 53 were female. 50.6% of subjects were diagnosed as Guillain-barre, 6.7% transverse synovitis and 5.6% as arthritis. No any cases of poliomyelitis were diagnosed. The prevalence of reported of AFP during 2004-2009 in Kermanshah province was more than expected rate of 1 per 100000 according to WHO.

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epidemiology acute flaccid paralysis Guillain-barre

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