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Post-polio syndrome

Post-polio syndrome: Introduction

Post-polio syndrome: Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) is a condition that can strike polio survivors anywhere from 10 to 40 years after their recovery from polio. PPS is caused by the ... more about Post-polio syndrome.

Post-polio syndrome: A condition where patients who have a history of polio have a reoccurrence of muscle symptoms. The condition usually occurs at least ten years after partial or complete recovery from polio. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Post-polio syndrome is available below.

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Prognosis for Post-polio syndrome: PPS is a very slowly progressing condition that is marked by long periods of stability. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Post-Polio Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

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Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) is a condition that can strike polio survivors anywhere from 10 to 40 years after their recovery from polio. PPS is caused by the death of individual nerve terminals in the motor units that remain after the initial polio attack. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Post-Polio Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Post-polio syndrome:

Post-polio syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Post-polio syndrome, or a subtype of Post-polio syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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