22 may. 2017

Rehabilitation for postpolio sequelae.


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Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, and Melbourne Extended Care and Rehabilitation Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria. fary.khan@mh.org.au


Abstract


BACKGROUND: 

Postpolio sequelae (PPS) are new, late manifestations that occur many years after the initial poliomyelitis infection. Recurrence of symptoms and fear of reactivation of the polio virus is particularly distressing to polio survivors.

OBJECTIVE: 

This article outlines the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and management of PPS disabilities using a case vignette.

DISCUSSION: 

Clinical features of PPS include fatigue, joint and muscle pain, new muscular weakness and bulbar symptoms. Diagnosis can be complicated particularly in nonparalytic cases of poliomyelitis.
Disabilities in PPS may not be obvious to the observer but significantly affect the quality of life of the PPS patient. 
Previous rehabilitation intervention focussed on physical effort and determination to overcome disability at all costs. The treatment in PPS is now modified, and aggressive physical measures that may exacerbate muscle weakness are avoided. 
Most disabilities in PPS can be well managed with rehabilitation interventions that address limitations in patient activities of daily living, mobility and cardiopulmonary fitness.

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