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Chinese paralytic syndrome

Category: Illness or disabilities

Type

Involuntary

Introduction and description

 

Chinese paralytic syndrome, attacks motor nodes of Ranvier and is prevalent in China and Mexico. The pathogen causing the illness attacks the axoplasm of peripheral nerves. The disease may be seasonal and recovery can be rapid. It is marked by the presence of antibodies – the Anti-GD1a antibodies and Anti-GD3 antibodies, which normally indicate viral, bacteriological, parasitic or fungal causes, however, the scope has been extended to consider toxins as well.

Chinese paralytic syndrome  - its causes and the observations associated with it are treated in the more general section Nervous system diseases.