Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of postpolio syndrome (PPS)?

Updated: Apr 28, 2014
  • Author: Hidehiro Takei, MD; Chief Editor: Adekunle M Adesina, MD, PhD  more...
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PPS is a diagnosis of exclusion. Thus, a careful medical history and clinical examination are necessary to exclude all other conditions that may cause similar symptoms, which include ALS, multiple sclerosis, collagen vascular diseases, depression, hypothyroidism, myasthenia gravis, inclusion body myopathy, and infectious myopathy.


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