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Keywords

acute flaccid myelitis, paralysis, poliomyelitis

 

Authors

  1. Cartwright, Cathy C.
  2. Wessol, Jennifer L.

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Acute flaccid myelitis is a poliolike illness affecting mainly children, which seems to occur every 2 years in the late summer and early fall. The 2018 outbreak was alarming to parents and healthcare providers because the etiology is still under investigation and long-term outcomes are unclear. Becoming familiar with what is known about the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of acute flaccid myelitis enables neuroscience nurses to disseminate accurate information and recognize and report suspicious symptoms.