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Medical Term:

postdiphtheritic paralysis

 

Definition: paralysis affecting the uvula most frequently, but also any other muscle, due to toxic neuritis; usually appears in the second or third week following the beginning of the attack of diphtheria.

Synonym(s): diphtheritic paralysis

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