Causes of Post-polio syndrome
Post-polio syndrome Causes: Risk Factors
The following conditions have been cited in various
sources as potentially causal risk factors
related to Post-polio syndrome:
Post-polio syndrome: Related Medical Conditions
To research the causes of Post-polio syndrome, consider researching the causes of these
these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Post-polio syndrome:
Post-polio syndrome: Causes and Types
Causes of Broader Categories of Post-polio syndrome: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:
Post-polio syndrome as a complication of other conditions:
Other conditions that might have
Post-polio syndrome as a complication may,
potentially, be an underlying cause of Post-polio syndrome.
Our database lists the following as having
Post-polio syndrome as a complication of that condition:
What causes Post-polio syndrome?
Article excerpts about the
causes of Post-polio syndrome:
PPS patients, compared with control populations, do not show
any elevation in antibodies against the polio virus, and since PPS affects
only certain muscle groups, doctors question whether the polio virus can
cause a persistent infection in humans. Except in people with severe
respiratory impairment, PPS is not usually life-threatening.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Post-Polio Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)
Related information on causes of Post-polio syndrome:
As with all medical conditions,
there may be many causal factors.
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