Health: Rare Neurological ‘Mystery Illness’ 

Rare Neurological ‘Mystery Illness’ 

A rare condition causing weakness in the arms or legs – and sometimes paralysis – has been confirmed in 62 children so far this year. The rare neurological condition is called acute flaccid myelitis (FLA-sid  MY-uh -LIE-tis) , or AFM.

The condition happens in fewer than one in a million children in the U.S. So far this year, cases have been confirmed in 22 states including North Carolina.

*90% of AFM cases the CDC has been studying since 2014 have involved patients 18 or younger. The average age of the children is about 4…

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/10/16/657841031/cdc-investigates-cases-of-rare-neurological-mystery-illness-in-kids

CDC info:  https://www.cdc.gov/acute-flaccid-myelitis/afm-surveillance.html

 

 

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