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Paralysis

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Bell's Palsy, Paralysis of the facial nerve | myVMC

Bell's palsy is paralysis of the facial nerve of unknown cause. It is thought to be caused by viral infection or autoimmune reactions.

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Polio: what you need to know - myDr.com.au

Polio is an infectious disease that can cause permanent muscle weakness, paralysis, and in severe cases, can be life-threatening.

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Poliomyelitis

Polio is a highly infectious viral disease that can cause paralysis and death. Immunisation has dramatically reduced the incidence of polio but it still exists in some developing countries.

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Immunise - Poliomyelitis (Polio)

Poliomyelitis (Polio) Page last updated: 20 April 2015 Poliomyelitis (Polio) is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause lifelong paralysis, and was once widely fatal

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Botulism

Botulism is a rare but serious illness that causes paralysis. Children under the age of 12 months are most at risk of infection. Botulism can occur following the ingestion of contaminated food, soil or dust.

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Narcolepsy and cataplexy - myDr.com.au

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder characterised by excessive daytime sleepiness. People with narcolepsy can be struck with urges to sleep several times a day and may suffer from cataplexy - a loss of muscle function or sleep paralysis.

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Spina Bifida - Lower Limb Paralysis and Spina Bifida | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

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What you need to know about gastroparesis

What you need to know about gastroparesis 10 September 2014 Gastroparesis, or paralysis of the stomach, is a digestive condition where there is a delay in the emptying of solids and liquids from the stomach

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Ticks - Factsheets

NSW Health Factsheet on ticks

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Guillain-Barr syndrome - Lab Tests Online AU

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