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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.org

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.


Post-polio syndrome fact sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/post%5Fpolio/detail%5Fpost%5Fpolio.htm. Updated April 16, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.


What is post-polio syndrome? Post-Polio Health International website. Available at: http://www.post-polio.org/edu/pps.html. Accessed September 5, 2014.

 

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