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Suffering from polio since childhood, recovered from it. Chances of getting post polio syndrome?

I had polio when I was 2 year old. At the time, I also had a simultaneous fever and the then doctors had already discarded my case as being beyond repair. Miraculously, as my parents would say, I recovered from it and now can stand and walk with a negligible limp in my right leg. I am 29 right now and here s my question. What are my chances of getting Post Polio Syndrome?
Wed, 17 Jul 2013
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Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Generally, post polio syndrome develops 25-30 years after initial attack. Not each and every individual afftected by polio develops this syndrome.

Research studies estimates that this condition affects 20 -30% of the affected polio survivors.

Polio survivors who have severe muscle weakness or paralysis are more prone to develop this condition than people with limited weakness in the limbs (like in your case).

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
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Thank for choosing HCM, You are wrongly understood or informed, there is no such "post polio syndrome" like disease, at least to my knowledge, more over polio is viral infection & you have it since your childhood, if something would have, happened, then it should have happened after polio infection at that time, (post event so called) but nothing such event came out,, then why to worry, Have good day.
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