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Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome (medical condition): A condition where patients who have a history of polio have...more »
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 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: Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:
Some of the symptoms of Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome incude:
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)
These medical disease topics may be related to Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome:
Source - NIH
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