Post-Poliomyelitis Neuromuscular Symptoms

Eugene Moskowitz, Howard D. Mcintyre, Marinos C. Dalakas, Gregory Elder, Mark Hallett, John L. Sever

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To the Editor: The recent report by Dalakas et al. (April 10 issue)1 does much to alleviate the concern raised by previous articles dealing with the “post-polio” syndrome. Their well-documented study confirms the clinical impression gained from episodic reevaluations of patients who have had poliomyelitis in the past — namely, the deterioration of impaired, hypertrophied muscles that “give out” and upset the delicate balance necessary to maintain mobility, primarily in the weight-bearing lower extremities. In 1953, we published the results of a follow-up study of patients with nonparalytic poliomyelitis.2 Of the 75 patients we examined, 39 percent had weakness in.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-898
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number14
StatePublished - 2 Oct 1986
Externally publishedYes


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