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Table 2 Demographic and clinical characteristics of Acute Flaccid Paralysis cases, Italy 2015–2016

From: Hospital discharges-based search of acute flaccid paralysis cases 2007–2016 in Italy and comparison with the National Surveillance System for monitoring the risk of polio reintroduction

AFP = 713NumberPercentIRIRR95% CI IRR
Class of age (years)
Geographic area
Clinical characteristics
 Acute infective polyneuritis (357.0)15521.70.9 
 Myopathy, unspecified (359.9)32345.–2.6
 Unspecified causes of encephalitis, myelitis, and encephalomyelitis (323.9)23633.–1.9
  1. Data were extracted from Hospital Discharge Records [5]
  2. Italian population data were obtained from ISTAT database (
  3. 357.0 code approximates Guillain-Barré Syndrome; 359.9 code approximates Flaccid paralysis; 323.9 code approximates Acute transverse myelitis
  4. AFP acute flaccid paralysis, IR incidence rate × 100,000 population, IRR incidence rate ratio, CI confidence interval