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Post-polio syndrome

While polio is essentially a disease of the past, an increasing number of people who have had polio are developing a condition called post-polio syndrome (PPS).
Symptoms of post-polio syndrome
Post-polio syndrome (PPS) can cause a wide range of symptoms, such as fatigue and muscle weakness, which can have a serious effect on everyday life.
Causes of post-polio syndrome
The exact cause of post-polio syndrome (PPS) is unknown.
Diagnosing post-polio syndrome
It can be difficult to diagnose post-polio syndrome (PPS) because there are no tests to definitively confirm a diagnosis.
Treating post-polio syndrome
There is currently no cure for post-polio syndrome (PPS), so treatment focuses on helping you manage your symptoms and improving your quality of life.
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