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Acute Flaccid Myelitis: A Clinical Review
Semin Neurol DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1705123Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is an emerging disorder primarily affecting children that is characterized by acute flaccid paralysis accompanied by abnormalities of the spinal cord gray matter on magnetic resonance imaging. In most cases, prodromal fever or respiratory symptoms occur, followed by acute-onset flaccid limb weakness. Respiratory, axial, bulbar, facial, and extraocular muscles may also be affected. The clinical manifestations have been described as “polio-like,” due to striking similarities to cases of poliomyelitis. The primary site of injury in AFM is the anterior ho...
Source: Seminars in Neurology - March 5, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Murphy, Olwen C. Pardo, Carlos A. Tags: Review Article Source Type: research