Post-polio syndrome: A cause of functional decline

L. S. Goodwin, Jane Frances Potter

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Abstract

Victims of poliomyelitis are facing new problems of weakness, fatigue, and disability many years after they have presumably recovered from their disease. Those patients most severely affected with acute polio are most likely to suffer from post-polio syndrome (PPS). Particularly in the elderly, the symptoms of PPS can be difficult to distinguish from other conditions that affect muscles and joints. A number of interventions may preserve functional abilities in these patients once their problem is correctly diagnosed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-46+49
JournalGeriatric Medicine Today
Volume9
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

Fingerprint

Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome
Poliomyelitis
Fatigue
Joints
Muscles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

Cite this

Post-polio syndrome : A cause of functional decline. / Goodwin, L. S.; Potter, Jane Frances.

In: Geriatric Medicine Today, Vol. 9, No. 9, 01.01.1990, p. 45-46+49.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

@article{e82c3b10d9964322bcdb7d151b7727b8,
title = "Post-polio syndrome: A cause of functional decline",
abstract = "Victims of poliomyelitis are facing new problems of weakness, fatigue, and disability many years after they have presumably recovered from their disease. Those patients most severely affected with acute polio are most likely to suffer from post-polio syndrome (PPS). Particularly in the elderly, the symptoms of PPS can be difficult to distinguish from other conditions that affect muscles and joints. A number of interventions may preserve functional abilities in these patients once their problem is correctly diagnosed.",
author = "Goodwin, {L. S.} and Potter, {Jane Frances}",
year = "1990",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "9",
pages = "45--46+49",
journal = "Geriatric Medicine Today",
issn = "0745-1709",
number = "9",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Post-polio syndrome

T2 - A cause of functional decline

AU - Goodwin, L. S.

AU - Potter, Jane Frances

PY - 1990/1/1

Y1 - 1990/1/1

N2 - Victims of poliomyelitis are facing new problems of weakness, fatigue, and disability many years after they have presumably recovered from their disease. Those patients most severely affected with acute polio are most likely to suffer from post-polio syndrome (PPS). Particularly in the elderly, the symptoms of PPS can be difficult to distinguish from other conditions that affect muscles and joints. A number of interventions may preserve functional abilities in these patients once their problem is correctly diagnosed.

AB - Victims of poliomyelitis are facing new problems of weakness, fatigue, and disability many years after they have presumably recovered from their disease. Those patients most severely affected with acute polio are most likely to suffer from post-polio syndrome (PPS). Particularly in the elderly, the symptoms of PPS can be difficult to distinguish from other conditions that affect muscles and joints. A number of interventions may preserve functional abilities in these patients once their problem is correctly diagnosed.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0025124107&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0025124107&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Short survey

AN - SCOPUS:0025124107

VL - 9

SP - 45-46+49

JO - Geriatric Medicine Today

JF - Geriatric Medicine Today

SN - 0745-1709

IS - 9

ER -