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What is flaccid paralysis?

Flaccid paralysis is a syndrome characterized by extremely weak muscles and poor muscle tone that does not have a clear cause, like trauma. The condition occurs in children under the age of fifteen. Flaccid paralysis may be a sign of polio. It is also associated with other diseases that cause muscle weakness, like West Nile Virus.

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