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Polio and Parkinson's

By Anonymous January 19, 2012 - 5:42pm
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is there a connection between Post Polio Syndrome and Parkinson's ?

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I did some research to answer your question.

According to  Dr. Susan Perlman, a UCLA Neurologist and post polio syndrome expert,"The only similarity between these two disorders is that both can cause trouble walking or weakness in using muscles.

However, in Parkinson’s, those problems come from the central nervous system, while in post polio they come from the peripheral motor system.

The neurologic examination would look very different. A neurologist could easily pick out the changes related to Parkinson’s and the changes related to post polio, even in someone suffering from both conditions."

from the website, POLIOTODAY.org

January 19, 2012 - 6:17pm
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