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Post-polio Syndrome

  • Salman Hirani
  • David SpinnerEmail author
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Abstract

Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a constellation of new and progressive symptoms developing several years following infection with the acute viral illness poliomyelitis caused by the poliovirus. PPS is characterized by the onset of fatigue, weakness in one or more extremities, including the potential to involve the muscles of the respiratory system, and pain.

Keywords

Poliomyelitis Post-polio syndrome PPS Post-polio pain syndrome Poliovirus Polio 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Rehabilitation and Human PerformanceNew YorkUSA

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