Acute Flaccid Myelitis is a rare but serious disease characterized by rapid onset of muscle weakness. Diagnosis also requires an MRI with lesions in multiple spinal levels or CSF pleocytosis. cases have been reported over the past several years and though a specific cause is unknown strains of enterovirus are suspected culprits.
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AAP – Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Children
CDC / Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists: Revision to the Standardized Surveillance and Case Definition for Acute Flaccid Myelitis
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