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Post-polio Syndrome

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by Badash M


Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that affects polio survivors. About 20%-40% of people who recover from polio will later develop PPS. The onset may occur 10-40 years after the initial polio attack.


March of Dimes

Post-Polio Health International



Canadian Orthopaedic Association

Health Canada



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