Acute flaccid myelitis

Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a neurologic illness of sudden onset in children. It presents with localised limb weakness of unknown cause. Enterovirus 68, which as a member of the enterovirus family, is related to polio, is a leading candidate for the cause of the condition. Due to the recent emergence of the condition, the existing literature about it is tentative and should not be taken as established medical opinion. There is no established treatment for the condition or the virus that may cause it.
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