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Posted by: SquarePeg, Friday, May 3, 2013, 7:28pm
My father had polio when he was 19 years old.  He was paralyzed, and he was expected to die of it.  About 23 years later, I was born.

I wonder whether there's a correlation between certain medical conditions and a "family history" of polio.

There are some anecdotal comments on the Internet from folks who have autoimmune disorders and who had a parent that survived polio.  And then I wonder, if a parent who had polio really does confer onto offspring a greater tendency to develop an autoimmune disorder, maybe that's one reason why we're seeing an increase in these disorders.

It's also interesting that all the medical history forms I filled out never asked if I had a parent who survived polio.  This tells me that the AMA doesn't think it's important.
Posted by: Lola, Friday, May 3, 2013, 7:38pm; Reply: 1
I have an aunt as well.....survived
Posted by: Spring, Friday, May 3, 2013, 11:48pm; Reply: 2
This is very interesting indeed, but I have never seen anything about it at all. My husband's brother died with it.
Posted by: 42474 (Guest), Saturday, May 4, 2013, 2:47am; Reply: 3
My father survived Polio as well as a young child.  I would be curious to know of any such correlation.
Posted by: cindyt, Saturday, May 4, 2013, 4:35am; Reply: 4
My mother (type O) and I both had polio (different years).  I just figured it was an O predisposition to getting viruses.
Posted by: Ribbit, Monday, May 13, 2013, 12:00am; Reply: 5
You'd think the people who survived would be STRONG and their offspring strong as well.
Posted by: cindyt, Monday, May 13, 2013, 4:38am; Reply: 6
It has left its effects on both my mother and me, so physically strong, not so much.
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Monday, May 13, 2013, 9:13am; Reply: 7
My mothers cousin survived after several years at the hospital
- he became a medical doctor and had a son a bit older than me.
The son is very very weird a bit mental issues but I am not sure about WHAT excactly is wrong.

BT I am 99 % sure my mothers cousin is O btw  :-/
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