acute flaccid myelitis

  1. Pyrrhus

    The return of Polio to the USA? Is paralysis being mis-diagnosed as FND?

    The return of Polio to the USA? Is paralysis being mis-diagnosed as FND? This is the first of two posts. The first post provides some essential background, and the second post examines the statistical anomaly that suggests that FND might be over-diagnosed in the US and UK. Background: 1)...
  2. Gemini

    Enterovirus Infection Linked to Acute Flaccid Myelitis

    Paper published in mBio August 13, 2019. Free Full Text copy available via PubMed. Summary: Evidence of infection with an enterovirus was found in about 80% of people with acute flaccid myelitis. More research is needed to understand whether enterovirus infection contributes to the...
  3. Pyrrhus

    CDC finally admits: Enterovirus D68 causes paralysis

    After spending decades carefully avoiding the use of the word “cause” in relation to enteroviruses, the CDC has now conceded for the first time that Enterovirus D68 causes paralysis. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6815a4.htm?s_cid=mm6815a4_w
  4. MeSci

    Cluster of acute flaccid paralysis in Colorado children

    Following on from the California outbreak, here is a paper on one in Colorado. A cluster of acute flaccid paralysis and cranial nerve dysfunction temporally associated with an outbreak of enterovirus D68 in children in Colorado, USA There is an interesting associated Physician's First Watch...
  5. B

    Reports of a small outbreak of a polio-like disease in California

    Reports of a small outbreak of a polio-like disease in California, possibly associated with enterovirus-68. BBC News 24 February 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26289614
  6. S

    Infectious virus causing polio-like paralysis

    This comes from theage.com in Austrailia, just posted on Facebook: Five Children Hit By a Polio-like Paralysis An outbreak of an infectious virus that can cause polio-like paralysis is concerning health officials. The same virus, a strain of enterovirus 71 (EV71), has led to hundreds of...