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Table 2 Diagnoses of cases linked between the national AFP database and ANZPIC Registry, 2005–2008

From: Potential for the Australian and New Zealand paediatric intensive care registry to enhance acute flaccid paralysis surveillance in Australia: a data-linkage study

AFP Diagnosis Total
Guillain-Barré syndrome 19
Transverse myelitis 6
Spinal cord injury1 4
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis 3
Cord compression 2
Infant botulism 2
Spinal muscular atrophy 2
Tick bite paralysis 2
Leigh's encephalopathy 1
Spinal cord lesion (traumatic myelopathy) 1
Total 42
  1. 1 Four cases of ‘spinal cord injury’ were classified by the Polio Expert Panel but do not fulfil the strict interpretation of the WHO AFP case definition.