Post Polio Syndrome: Report of 3 Cases and Brief Review of Literature

JOURNAL TITLE: Indian Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Author
1. S Gogia Virinder
2. U Singh
ISSN
0973-2209
DOI
10.5005/ijopmr-25-1-22
Volume
25
Issue
1
Publishing Year
2014
Pages
5
Author Affiliations
    1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi, India
    1. Department of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Sector-12, Chandigarh
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    Abstract

    Post polio syndrome, a well-recognised clinical entity now, has become a great challenge to the medical and surgical rehabilitation professionals, as more and more paralytic polio survivors age into fourth to sixth decades of their lives. Early diagnosis and timely rehabilitation of a person with post polio syndrome is important because at around this age one is just reaching the prime of one's productive life and starts consolidating socio-economic status of self and the family. There is paucity of literature or case reports on post polio syndrome from India. Here we report three cases of post polio syndrome in their forties and early fifties, attending outpatient rehabilitation programme. Their clinical presentation, rehabilitation management and outcome have been discussed. Diagnostic criteria and possible pitfalls in diagnosis in the light of available literature have been emphasised.

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