post-polio syndrome

noun post-po·lio syndrome \ ˌpōs(t)-ˈpō-lē-ˌō- \
variants: or less commonly postpolio syndrome
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of post-polio syndrome

: a condition that affects former polio patients long after recovery from the disease and that is characterized by muscle weakness, joint and muscle pain, and fatigue
  • The signs and symptoms of post-polio syndrome can include the onset of new muscle weakness in either affected or unaffected limbs.
  • — J. Keith Festa
  • The development of postpolio syndrome appears to be time-related, occurring between 25 and 40 years after recovery from the initial bout of infection.
  • —Marny K. Eulberg et al.

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1983

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post-polio syndrome

noun

medical Definition of post-polio syndrome

: a condition that affects former polio patients long after recovery from the disease and that is characterized by muscle weakness, joint and muscle pain, and fatigue

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