ROSENOW PREDICTION OF RESURGENCE OF POLIO, AND THERAPY Rosenow, E.C., Further immunological and clinical studies on importance of neurotropic streptococcus in etiology of epidemic poliomyelitis and its relation to natural virus, J. Nerv. and Ment. dis. 120: 196-206, Sept.-Oct. 1954, 204: "... it is suggested that the administration of the poliomyelitis streptococcal thermal antibody used with favorable results in the treatment of acute epidemic poliomyelitis be extended to persons having severe paralytic poliomyelitis long after onset and who according to the cutaneous tests have antigen in excessive titer and, according to cutaneous and agglutinative tests, have antibody in deficient titer." As Dr. Rosenow had predicted, P. Elmer-Dewitt [Time, March 28, 1994, 54-55] recently discussed "post-polio syndrome", or "acute paralytic poliomyelitis sequelae", noting that "Doctors aren't certain what causes it or how best to treat it .... Before the end of the decade, by one estimate, postpolio syndrome will strike 40% to 50% of the polio survivors ... . What can be done to help the postpolio sufferers? Not much, unfortunately. There are only experimental treatments. A steroid called prednisone, usually used to treat immune-system diseases like MS, seems to help in postpolio as well, reducing fatigue and increasing endurance. ..."
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