Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Polio Underlying Cause

Polio is caused by infection with the Poliovirus.

Polio causes damage to nerve tissue, which results in paralysis. Victims of polio may have permanent weakness in an arm or a leg for the rest of their lives.

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Last Updated: Dec 23, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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