New neuromuscular symptoms in patients with old poliomyelitis: a three-year follow-up study.

@article{Dalakas1986NewNS,
  title={New neuromuscular symptoms in patients with old poliomyelitis: a three-year follow-up study.},
  author={Marinos C. Dalakas},
  journal={European neurology},
  year={1986},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={381-7}
}
Fourteen survivors of paralytic poliomyelitis experienced new symptoms after years of stability. Seven patients had lost functional capacity, with joint pain, instability and recurrent falls, but were again stable and remained essentially unchanged during a 3-year follow-up period. Seven others had late postpoliomyelitis muscular atrophy (PPMA) with new weakness, wasting, fasciculations and myalgia in muscles originally spared or seemingly recovered. Muscle biopsy from newly affected muscles… CONTINUE READING