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Post-polio Syndrome

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by Badash M
 

Definition

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.
 

RESOURCES

March of Dimes
http://www.marchofdimes.com

Post-Polio Health International
http://www.post-polio.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Orthopaedic Association
http://www.coa-aco.org

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

 

References


Dalakas M. IVIg in other autoimmune neurological disorders: current status and future prospects. Journal of Neurology. 2008;255(Suppl 3):12-16.


Howard R. Poliomyelitis and the postpolio syndrome. BMJ. 2005;330:1314-1318.


The Post-polio program. National Rehabilitation Hospital website.
Available at: http://www.nrhrehab.org/Patient+Care/Programs+and+Service+Offerings/Outpatient+Services/Service%5FPage.aspx?id=39.


Post-polio syndrome. Mayo Clinic website. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/post-polio-syndrome/DS00494/DSECTION=symptoms. Updated March 2, 2008. Accessed February 9, 2009.


Rowland LP, ed. Merritt's Neurology. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005.

 

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