Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that affects
survivors. About 20%-40% of people who recover from polio will later develop PPS. The onset may occur 10-40 years after the initial polio attack.
You will be asked about your symptoms and medical history. A neuromuscular exam may also be done. PPS may be hard to diagnose because symptoms come and go. The symptoms may also overlap with other diseases.
Testing often involves electromyography. This measures how well your nerves and muscles are communicating.
Images may be taken of your bodily structures. This can be done with an
Your bodily fluids may be tested. This can be done with:
Post-polio syndrome fact sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Post-Polio-Syndrome-Fact-Sheet. Updated April 16, 2014. Accessed August 14, 2017.
What is post-polio syndrome? Post-Polio Health International website. Available at: ...(Click grey area to select URL) Accessed August 14, 2017.