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Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome

Introduction: Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome

Description of Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome

Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome (medical condition): A condition where patients who have a history of polio have...more »

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Post-polio syndrome:
  »Introduction: Post-polio syndrome
  »Symptoms of Post-polio syndrome
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Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome: A syndrome characterized by new neuromuscular symptoms that occur at least 15 years after clinical stability has been attained in patients with a prior history of symptomatic poliomyelitis. Clinical features include new muscular weakness and atrophy of the limbs, bulbar innervated musculature, and muscles of respiration, combined with excessive fatigue, joint pain, and reduced stamina. The process is marked by slow progression and periods of stabilization. (From Ann NY Acad Sci 1995 May 25;753:68-80).
Source: MeSH 2007

Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome as a Disease

Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome: Another name for Post-polio syndrome (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Post-polio syndrome
  »Symptoms of Post-polio syndrome

Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome: Related Diseases

Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome: Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome (Post-polio syndrome)

Some of the symptoms of Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome incude:

Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome: Article Excerpts about Post-polio syndrome

Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) is a condition that can strike polio survivors anywhere from 10 to 40 years after... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Post-Polio Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome: Related Disease Topics

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