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Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome
Tree Number(s)
C01.207.618.750.750
C01.925.782.687.359.764.650
C05.651.534.750
C10.228.228.618.750.750
C10.228.854.525.850.750
C10.574.827
C10.668.491.175.750
C10.668.864.500
Unique ID
D016262
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016262
Scope Note
A syndrome characterized by new neuromuscular symptoms that occur at least 15 years after clinical stability has been attained in patients with a prior history of symptomatic poliomyelitis. Clinical features include new muscular weakness and atrophy of the limbs, bulbar innervated musculature, and muscles of respiration, combined with excessive fatigue, joint pain, and reduced stamina. The process is marked by slow progression and periods of stabilization. (From Ann NY Acad Sci 1995 May 25;753:68-80)
Entry Version
POSTPOLIO SYNDROME
Entry Term(s)
Muscular Atrophy, Postpoliomyelitis
Post-Polio Syndrome
Post-Poliomyelitis Muscular Atrophy
Post-Poliomyelitis Syndrome
Postpoliomyelitis Muscular Atrophy
NLM Classification #
WC 555
Previous Indexing
Poliomyelitis/complications (1983-1990)
See Also
Poliomyelitis
Public MeSH Note
1991
History Note
1991
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/08
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Postpoliomyelitis Syndrome Preferred
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