Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Polio Complications

Complications of polio include:

Polio Post Polio Syndrome

Three out of ten people with polio develop worsening muscle weakness about 40 years after the original attack. The weakness usually affects the same muscles that were damaged by the polio virus. This condition is called post-polio syndrome.

Symptoms of post-polio syndrome include:

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Last Updated: Feb 9, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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