P. W. C.
Clinical and epidemiological evidence indicates that poliomyelitis is a common, widespread infection which is usually restricted to the peripheral tissues and causes but little injury to the host. There is much indirect evidence that the gastrointestinal tract, including the pharyngeal mucosa, is both the portal of entry and primary locus of infection, and it is certainly the source from which the virus is disseminated. The involvement of the motor areas in the central nervous system, which causes the characteristic paralyses and has given the disease its name, is manifest only in a small proportion of the cases, and it is
P. W. C.. MYOCARDITIS IN POLIOMYELITIS AND RELATED VIRAL INFECTIONS. Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:1502–1508. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-6-1502
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