LTC clinical interface. Postpolio syndrome: new problems from an epidemic of the past.

Title

LTC clinical interface. Postpolio syndrome: new problems from an epidemic of the past.

Creator

Myers NA

Publisher

Long-Term Care Interface

Date

2006
2006-06

Description

Polio may now be considered a disease of the past in the United States; however, the effects of this epidemic on its survivors continue to emerge. Many polio survivors, now in their 40s and older, report the emergence of new, progressive, and debilitating fatigue, muscle weakness, and pain. The cause of these late effects of polio, known as postpolio syndrome, is not completely understood, and a cure has not been identified. Health care providers need to be familiar with and screen clients for this syndrome, as early detection and management are essential to preserve polio survivors' functional abilities.

Subject

Education; Continuing (Credit); Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome – Diagnosis; Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome – Epidemiology; Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome – Therapy

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

30–36

Issue

6

Volume

7

Citation

Myers NA, “LTC clinical interface. Postpolio syndrome: new problems from an epidemic of the past.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed November 30, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/6104.

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