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A Case with Postpolio Syndrome [Medeniyet Med J]
Medeniyet Med J. 2001; 16(1): 45-47

A Case with Postpolio Syndrome

Funda Hepşen Ertekin1, Kevser Töre Onbaşı2, Okan Onbaşı3
1Van State Hospital Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Van
2Van State Hospital, Internal Medicine Clinic, Van
3Centenary University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Van

The postpolio syndrome is a sequela of paralytic poliomyelitis seen in approximately 25 % of polio victims. It is characterized by new neuromuscular symptoms occuring 25 to 40 years after the acute episode of poliomyelitis paralysis. The symptoms are nonspesific and there is no pathognomic test and sometimes making the diagnosis may be difficult. The diagnosis of PPS is based primarily on a thorough history supported by both clinical and laboratory examination. In this case report we described about a patient who experienced the postpolio syndrome after 40 years later the acute attack. He described fatigue, weakness, knee pain and fasciculations. Activity exacerbated his joint symptoms and this suggests that chronic musculoskeletal overuse may be the cause of PPS.

Keywords: The postpolio syndrome


Postpolio Sendromu

Funda Hepşen Ertekin1, Kevser Töre Onbaşı2, Okan Onbaşı3
1Van Devlet Hastanesi, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, Van
2Van Devlet Hastanesi, İç Hastalıkları Kliniği, Van
3Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Van

Anahtar Kelimeler: Postpolio sendromu


Funda Hepşen Ertekin, Kevser Töre Onbaşı, Okan Onbaşı. A Case with Postpolio Syndrome. Medeniyet Med J. 2001; 16(1): 45-47

Corresponding Author: Funda Hepşen Ertekin, Türkiye


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