Chapter 21. Post-Polio Syndrome

  1. Richard Hughes11,
  2. Michael Brainin12 and
  3. Nils Erik Gilhus13
  1. E. Farbu1,†,
  2. N. E. Gilhus1,
  3. M. P. Barnes2,
  4. K. Borg3,
  5. M. De Visser4,
  6. A. Driessen5,
  7. R. Howard6,
  8. F. Nollet7,
  9. J. Opara8 and
  10. E. Stalberg9

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753279.ch21

European Handbook of Neurological Management

European Handbook of Neurological Management

How to Cite

Farbu, E., Gilhus, N. E., Barnes, M. P., Borg, K., De Visser, M., Driessen, A., Howard, R., Nollet, F., Opara, J. and Stalberg, E. (2006) Post-Polio Syndrome, in European Handbook of Neurological Management (eds R. Hughes, M. Brainin and N. E. Gilhus), Blackwell Publishing, Inc., Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753279.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 11

    Professor of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, King's College London, London, UK

  2. 12

    Professor of Clinical Neurology, Donauklinikum Gugging and Donau-Universität, Krems, Austria

  3. 13

    Professor of Neurology, University of Bergen and Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital, and University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

  2. 2

    Academic Unit of Neurological Rehabilitation, Hunters Moor Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  3. 3

    Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences and Danderyds University Hospital, Karolinska Intitutet, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

  4. 4

    Department of Neurology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  5. 5

    Lt. Gen. Van Heutzlaan 6, 3743 JN Baarn, the Netherlands

  6. 6

    Department of Neurology, St. Thomas' Hospital, London, UK

  7. 7

    Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  8. 8

    Repty Rehab Centre. ul. Sniadeckio 1, PL 42-604 Tarnowskie Gory, Poland

  9. 9

    Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

  1. Neurocenter, Stavanger University Hospital, N-4068 Stavanger, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405130509

Online ISBN: 9780470753279



  • post-polio syndrome;
  • muscle weakness;
  • long-term disability;
  • functional stability;
  • neuromuscular deterioration


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Abstract

  • Objectives

  • Background

  • Role of clinical neurophysiology

  • Search strategy

  • Results