Postpoliomyelitis syndrome

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Postpoliomyelitis syndrome

Synonyms: Postpolio sequelae | Postpolio syndrome | Postpoliomyelitic syndrome | Postpoliomyelitis sequelae

Postpoliomyelitis syndrome (PPS) is a neurologic disorder characterized by the development of new neuromuscular symptoms such as progressive muscular weakness or abnormal muscle fatigability occurring in survivors of the acute paralytic form of poliomyelitis (see this term) 15-40 years after recovery from the disease and that is unexplained by other medical causes. Other manifestations that can occur gradually include generalized fatigue muscle atrophy muscle and joint pain intolerance to cold and difficulties sleeping swallowing or breathing.

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Advocacy Organizations

patriot for growth and development initiative

Patriots for Growth and Development Initiatives (PGDI), is dedicated to creating a sustainable and equitable world where everyone has access to basic amenities, quality education, decent healthcare, and good livelihoods. Our mission is to promote sustainable development, democracy and good governance, anti-corruption, and accountability, health with a specific focus on rare diseases.

Association Aux Pas du Coeur

Our organization wants to raise awareness and recognize rare diseases in Côte d'Ivoire. Our mission is to: Raising awareness and campaigning to help with the diagnosis and free therapeutic care of patients. Request and/or contribute to actions relating to the training of the medical profession so that doctors are able to make a final diagnosis and ensure the continuous follow-up of patients. Create a patient registry to establish very precise statistics of rare diseases in Côte d'Ivoire. Create a close-knit patient community. Break the isolation and despair of sick people and their families. Open up to the world and actively contribute to international research aimed at treatments.

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