Journal of the Neuromusculoskeletal System1994 Sum; 2(2): 75-8
ABSTRACT: Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is the name given to late symptoms of pain, and fatigue experienced by patients who were afflicted with poliomyelitis. Although cases have been reported in the literature since the 1800s, PPS is capturing more attention in recent years. This is due to the sheer numbers of survivors from the last epidemic reporting new difficulties. The diagnosis is complex because the symptoms are similar to many musculoskeletal problems. There is no definitive test to confirm the diagnosis, and primary care providers must suspect PPS in patients who have a history of polio.