Acute Poliomyelitis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jul 13, 2022
  • Author: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

These include the following:

  • Acute meningitides

  • Other motor polyneuropathies

  • Acute intermittent porphyria

  • Acute transverse myelitis

  • Acute encephalitides caused by coxsackievirus and echoviruses

  • Other enteroviruses (Coxsackie)

  • Flaviviruses (Japanese encephalitis, West Nile)

  • HIV neuropathy

  • Diphtheria

  • Borrelia burgdorferi infection

  • Botulism

Differential Diagnoses