Clin Pediatr (Phila) volume 2, issue 11, P601-604 1963 DOI: 10.1177/000992286300201104 View full text
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Otmar Goetz, Klaus Hummeler

Abstract: THE LABORATORY diagnosis of polio-JLHE LABORATORY diagnosis of p oliomyelitis, like that of most virus diseases, is based upon (a) isolation and identification of the etiologic agent or (b) demonstration of the development of specific viral antibodies during or immediately after the illness. Both approaches have their pitfalls.Recovery of a poliomyelitis virus from the throat or stool of someone who is ill does not necessarily prove that this virus has been the cause of the illness. Polioviruses like most ent…

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