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JRSM Open. 2014 Jan 7;5(1):2042533313511241. doi: 10.1177/2042533313511241. eCollection 2014 Jan.

Vaccine-derived poliomyelitis and postpolio syndrome: an Italian Cutter Incident.

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Immunology Service Central Laboratory, Italian Red Cross, Rome 00152, Italy.
St Camillo Hospital of Rome, Rome 00152, Italy.


Post-polio syndrome is a condition characterized by increased muscle weakness, atrophy, fatigue and pain developing several years after the acute polio event. We describe a 52-year-old patient who experienced post-polio syndrome; he had contracted acute paralytic poliomyelitis at 12 months of age, shortly after the third dose of Salk polio vaccine.

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