Polio Articles A-Z
Cause of Polio - Diseases Similar to Polio
This page contains links to eMedTV Polio Articles containing information on subjects from Cause of Polio to Diseases Similar to Polio. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
Descriptions of Articles
- 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.