Prevalence and risk factors of post-polio syndrome in a cohort of polio survivors.

@article{Ragonese2005PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors of post-polio syndrome in a cohort of polio survivors.},
  author={Paolo Ragonese and Brigida Fierro and Giuseppe Salemi and Giovanna Randisi and Daniela Buffa and Marco D'amelio and Antonella Aloisio and Giovanni Savettieri},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={236 1-2},
  pages={31-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate frequency and associated factors of post polio syndrome (PPS) in an Italian cohort of people with prior poliomyelitis. METHODS We screened subjects admitted for poliomyelitis at the paediatric hospital of the University of Palermo during the time frame 1945-1960. Patients who developed PPS were identified through a structured questionnaire and a neurologic examination. PPS diagnosis was made according to specified diagnostic criteria. Frequency of PPS was calculated… CONTINUE READING
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