Frequently Asked Questions about Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

Dr. Benjamin Greenberg, MD, MHS

UT Southwestern Medical Center

What is acute flaccid myelitis?

What causes acute flaccid myelitis?

Is acute flaccid myelitis contagious?

Will someone who already has TM or another neuro-immune disorder be susceptible to AFM?

What are the symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis?

What should a parent do when they suspect symptoms of acute flaccid myelitis?

Where should treatment be sought?

How do you diagnose acute flaccid myelitis?

What are the treatments for acute flaccid myelitis?

Is there a relation between vaccinations and acute flaccid myelitis?

Can acute flaccid myelitis be prevented?

Is there a cure for acute flaccid myelitis?

What is the relationship between EVD68 and acute flaccid myelitis?

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