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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in treatment of post polio syndrome

Żanna Pastuszak, Renata Piusińska-Macoch, Adam Stępień, Zbigniew Czernicki
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2017.10.013
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2018;52(2):281-284.

open access

Vol 52, No 2 (2018)
Case reports
Submitted: 2017-08-28

Abstract

Background

Post polio syndrome is a rare disease that occurs decades after polio virus infection. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a treatment option with proved effectiveness in drug resistant depression. Possibly it can be helpful in therapy of other neurological diseases including post polio syndrome.

Objective

To describe a case of patient diagnosed with post polio syndrome who was treated with rTMS stimulation with a good effect.

Methods

Patient had rTMS stimulation of left prefrontal cortex twice a week for an eight weeks. Patient's health status was evaluated before treatment, after last rTMS session and after three months from the end of the treatment.

Results

Improvement of fatigue score, mood disturbances and motor functions was observed after treatment.

Conclusion

rTMS can be an effective method in treatment of post polio syndrome but further studies with larger group need to be done to confirm that data.

Abstract

Background

Post polio syndrome is a rare disease that occurs decades after polio virus infection. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a treatment option with proved effectiveness in drug resistant depression. Possibly it can be helpful in therapy of other neurological diseases including post polio syndrome.

Objective

To describe a case of patient diagnosed with post polio syndrome who was treated with rTMS stimulation with a good effect.

Methods

Patient had rTMS stimulation of left prefrontal cortex twice a week for an eight weeks. Patient's health status was evaluated before treatment, after last rTMS session and after three months from the end of the treatment.

Results

Improvement of fatigue score, mood disturbances and motor functions was observed after treatment.

Conclusion

rTMS can be an effective method in treatment of post polio syndrome but further studies with larger group need to be done to confirm that data.

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Keywords

rTMS, PPS, tDCS

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Title

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in treatment of post polio syndrome

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 52, No 2 (2018)

Pages

281-284

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2017.10.013

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2018;52(2):281-284.

Keywords

rTMS
PPS
tDCS

Authors

Żanna Pastuszak
Renata Piusińska-Macoch
Adam Stępień
Zbigniew Czernicki

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