postpoliomyelitis syndrome


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postpoliomyelitis syndrome

 [pōst-po″le-o-mi-ĕ-li´tis]
a group of symptoms of unknown etiology seen in patients several years to many years after they have recovered from the major illness of poliomyelitis; it includes new weakness, fatigue, and pain, either generalized or limited to the parts that were affected by the poliomyelitis. Called also postpoliomyelitis sequela.

post·po·li·o syn·drome

(PPS) (pōst-pō'lē-ō sin'drōm)
A progressive weakness and deterioration in the muscles of a person previously affected by poliomyelitis. It usually affects the muscles most heavily disordered by the disease, but may affect others as well.
Synonym(s): postpoliomyelitis syndrome.