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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2018 Nov 16;67(45):1273-1275. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6745e1.

Increase in Acute Flaccid Myelitis - United States, 2018.

Abstract

In August 2018, CDC noted an increased number of reports of patients having symptoms clinically compatible with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare condition characterized by rapid onset of flaccid weakness in one or more limbs and spinal cord gray matter lesions, compared with August 2017. Since 2014, CDC has conducted surveillance for AFM using a standardized case definition (1,2). An Epi-X* notice was issued on August 23, 2018, to increase clinician awareness and provide guidance for case reporting.

PMID:
30439867
PMCID:
PMC6290805
DOI:
10.15585/mmwr.mm6745e1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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Conflict of interest statement

All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE form for disclosure of potential conflicts of interest. W. Allan Nix reports U.S. Patent Numbers 7,714,122 and 8,048,630, and U.S. Provisional Patent Application Serial Number 62/171,657. No other potential conflicts of interest were disclosed.

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