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A practical approach to the late effects of Polio
Charlotte Leboeuf

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7 HOW COMMON ARE THESE SYMPTOMS?

According to a mail and telephone survey conducted in America, 22% of people who were previously hospitalised for acute polio had developed new symptoms (12). When the same population was surveyed some years later in a study which included an additional neurological and electro-physiologica1 evaluation (11) as many as 65% were reported to experience the late effects of polio. Based on the results from these studies it has been estimated that between 4,000 and 26,000 people in Australia are already experiencing the late effects of polio (10).

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