variants: or less commonly postpolio syndrome
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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