What is the prevalence of postpolio syndrome (PPS)?

Updated: Apr 28, 2014
  • Author: Hidehiro Takei, MD; Chief Editor: Adekunle M Adesina, MD, PhD  more...
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The prevalence of postpolio syndrome (PPS) has been reported to range from around 30% to 85%, depending on the population being studied and the diagnostic classification used. [15, 16, 17] According to a cross-sectional survey in Kitakyushu, Japan, the prevalence of PPS is 18.0 per 100,000 population (24.1 polio survivors per 100,000 population). [16]


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