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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. Further relevant information on causes of Post-polio syndrome may be found in:


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