In article <31F7BB1F.6E5E at innova.net>, Carlos Luria <cdluria at innova.net> wrote:
> I am a 68 year old male suffering from a very mild case of heredi-
> tary ataxia, aggravated by a slowly increasing neuropathy. It is the
> precise control of my lower legs and feet that appears to be most
>> I contracted what was diagnosed as polio at the age of six and it
> affected my feet and legs only. After a year of physical therapy I
> was able to walk normally once again and the incident faded from memory.
> But recently I read about a post-polio syndrome that may develop in
> older persons, and I'm curious whether there is any link between that
> and the ataxia or neuropathy.
>> Please respond by e-mail as I do not check this news group very often.
>>cdluria at innova.net
The answer is yes. Post-polio syndrome is "stage two" of the polio
infection. If you want I can look up the Web Site that I know of that is
devoted entirely to the subject. Also, there is a newsgroup devoted to
it. You may want to check it out.
Matthew O. Fraser "If you can't answer a man's
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