Chapter 56. Post-Polio Syndrome

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief3,4,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head5,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head6 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director7,8
  1. Nils Erik Gilhus MD Professor1,2

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch56

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Erik Gilhus, N. (2009) Post-Polio Syndrome, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch56

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 4

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 5

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 6

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 7

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 8

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

  2. 2

    Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008

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Keywords:

  • post-polio syndrome;
  • acute polio, a generalized virus infection;
  • post-polio syndrome (PPS) or post-polio muscular atrophy - term for this condition;
  • prevalence and incidence of PPS - depending on definition;
  • acute polio, regarded as endemic in four countries - Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, Pakistan;
  • acute paralytic polio, muscle weakness, muscle pain, meningitis, and meningo-encephalitis, and signs of general infection;
  • clinical neurophysiology, establishing typical lower motor neuron involvement;
  • patients with PPS - benefiting from management program

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology

  • Pathophysiology

  • Clinical features

  • Investigations

  • Treatment/management

  • Further reading