Definition of creeping paralysis in English:
Less technical term for locomotor ataxia.
- Symptoms include fever and creeping paralysis from the feet upwards, all of which the patient has shown.
- The usual prognosis is gradual immobility, followed by creeping paralysis, leading eventually to death by suffocation or pneumonia as the respiratory muscles seize up.
- There is no antidote or cure for powerful vincristine being injected through the spine, just an agonising, creeping paralysis of the body until the heart finally stops.
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