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CASE REPORT

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

U Singh, S Gogia Virinder

Citation Information : Singh U, Gogia Virinder S. Post Polio Syndrome: Report of 3 Cases and Brief Review of Literature. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2014; 25 (1):22-26.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-25-1-22

Published Online: 00-03-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


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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