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The late effects of Polio
Information For Health Care Providers

Charlotte Leboeuf

Lincolnshire Post-Polio Library version by arrrangement with the Neurological Resource Centre of South Australia (Inc.)

ISBN 1 875412 05 0

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF AUSTRALIA
CATALOGUING - IN PUBLICATION ENTRY

FIRST PRINTED 1991
REPRINT 1992

Copyright the Commonwealth Department of Community Services and Health 1990

Funded by the National Health Promotion Program of the Commonwealth Department of Community Services and Health

Australian health care providers can obtain a free copy by contacting the Neurological Resource Centre of South Australia (Inc.).

37 Woodville Road
Woodville, S.A. 5011
Telephone (08)268 6222

Copies of the text may be made without restriction providing the source is clearly acknowledged (author, title of book, source of funding and address).

INDEX

Foreword
Introduction
1 The history of polio in Australia
2 Cause and extent of polio infection
3 Clinical features of polio
4 Estimated incidence of paralytic polio and polio infection in Australia
5 Treatment of the early and late stages of acute paralytic polio
6 Immunisation
7 The late effects of polio: a new concern
8 Common symptoms of the late effects of polio
9 Prevalence of new symptoms and prognosis
10 A review of the scientific evidence relating to the late effects of polio
11 Investigating the occurence of symptoms in previous cases of acute polio
12 Diagnostic considerations in patients who have had polio
13 Psychosocial aspects associated with the late effects of polio
14 Managing the late effects of polio
15 Managing the late effects of polio - practical aspects
16 Information and assistance
17 Conclusion

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This project was initiated by the Neurological Resource Centre of South Australia (Inc.) and the Post Polio Support Group of South Australia (Inc.). It was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Community Services and Health.

The assistance of the following persons (in alphabetical order) is gratefully acknowledged:

  William Betts John Marley
  Helen Blair Mary Morley
  Frances Browne John Moss
  Ann Buchan Lynette McDowell
  Scott Cameron Ross Philpot
  Terry Crisp Ian Sodeman
  Ferial Khizam Jean Thomson
  Alison Kinsman Rodney Varley
  Joachim Krack Jan Ward
  Peter Last Mary Westbrook
  Neil Lillecrapp Allan Wicks

Copyright The Lincolnshire Post-Polio Network 1997 - 2009.

This document comprises an index, foreword, introduction and seventeen other sections or subdocuments. Permission for printing copies is granted only on the basis that ALL sections are printed in their entirety and kept together as a single document.

Document preparation: Chris Salter, Original Think-tank, Cornwall, United Kingdom.
Created: 7th July 1997.
Last modification: 22nd June 2009.
Last information content change: 1st March 2000.

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