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Cause of Polio - Diseases Similar to Polio

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  • Cause of Polio
    The cause of polio is an infection with the poliovirus. As this eMedTV article explains, poliovirus is a very contagious virus that can spread easily from person to person. This article takes an in-depth look at how it is transmitted.
  • Cause of Post-Polio Syndrome
    The cause of post-polio syndrome is unknown. As this eMedTV article explains, it is thought to be related to lingering damage from the original poliovirus infection. Risk factors for post-polio syndrome are also discussed in this article.
  • Causes of Polio
    There are not several causes of polio -- only one: poliovirus. As this part of the eMedTV library explains, polio is caused by an infection with poliovirus, a highly contagious virus that only infects humans. This page describes the cause of polio.
  • Cure for Polio
    The only cure for polio is time; in most cases, the body is able to effectively kill the poliovirus. As this eMedTV Web page explains, polio prevention is available in the form of a vaccine. This page explains how prevention is the best "cure."
  • Diagnosing Polio
    When diagnosing polio, the doctor will ask a number of questions and order certain tests. This eMedTV article describes the process of making a polio diagnosis. This page also includes a list of diseases that are sometimes mistaken for polio.
  • Diseases Similar to Polio
    Several conditions (including diphtheria and myasthenia gravis) can mimic the symptoms of polio. This eMedTV Web page offers a detailed list of diseases similar to polio in signs and symptoms.
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