Polio

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What is polio?

Polio is a highly contagious viral illness. Initial symptoms include fever, neck stiffness, headache, vomiting, and limb pain. Serious symptoms include difficulty breathing and permanent paralysis. Polio is a rare condition and efforts to eradicate the disease are occurring worldwide.

Common symptoms reported by people with polio


Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with polio

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Compare treatments taken by people with polio

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Who has polio on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 1
40s 0
50s 3
60s 3
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6
Female 4

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from polio patients who have completed their condition history
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