Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No spike seen in cases of polio-like condition in children

(HealthDay)—It is not clear if acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) will follow its usual pattern and if we will see a spike of cases in 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

One boy's battle back from mysterious polio-like illness

(HealthDay)—Last October, 15-year-old Alec Woodruff developed a strange-sounding cough. Less than a week later, he was fighting for his life in the hospital, partially paralyzed and with a tube in his throat attached to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Enterovirus antibodies detected in acute flaccid myelitis patients

A new study analyzing samples from patients with and without acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) provides additional evidence for an association between the rare but often serious condition that causes muscle weakness and paralysis, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New evidence points to viral culprit in AFM child paralysis

Scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the University of California San Diego report ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The research effort on acute flaccid myelitis

Johns Hopkins Medicine and University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers will lead a multicenter, multinational study of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the "poliolike" condition affecting children that causes loss ...

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