[Acute maternal anterior poliomyelitis in a non-endemic zone]

Acta Neurol Belg. 1989 Nov-Dec;89(5):358-65.
[Article in French]


The authors report the case of a 26 year old woman with acute anterior poliomyelitis contracted during the vaccination of her baby. Despite having been herself vaccinated in infancy she was not protected against the poliovirus. The clinical interest of this uncommon case is a severe paralytic state with definitive paraplegia. The authors suggest serologic testing of patients born before 1967 especially if they are at risk of encountering the virus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Feces / microbiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Poliomyelitis / microbiology
  • Poliomyelitis / transmission*
  • Poliovirus / isolation & purification
  • Poliovirus Vaccine, Oral / adverse effects*


  • Poliovirus Vaccine, Oral