Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Cases of rare, polio-like condition on the rise

Acute Flaccid Myelitis causes paralysis Eric Audras Getty Images Acute Flaccid Myelitis causes paralysis
Ben Pena | 25 October, 2018, 03:13

The 2018 outbreak isn't as large as the number of confirmed cases in 2016, with 149 cases confirmed that year. Some with AFM will feel weakness in their arms or legs, a loss of muscle tone or slower reflexes.

Most people don't even go to the doctor with a virus, and doctors rarely test patients to see which virus they have. Less than one in a million people in the United States get AFM each year. In very rare cases, it is possible that the process in the body that triggers AFM may also trigger other serious neurologic complications that could lead to death, according to the CDC. Children may also have trouble breathing, and in severe cases may require a ventilator due to muscle weakness.

State health officials who are investigating the cases have not revealed details regarding the locations, ages, gender or any other identifying details about those affected.

"There is a lot we don't know about AFM", including the cause in a majority of cases, Messonnier said.

This graph depicts the confirmed cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been made aware of as of October 16, 2018, with onset of the condition through September 30, 2018.

"We're already starting to think about will she be able to drive, will she ever be able to play soccer again", her mother Elizabeth Holcombe said. Brain Institute and at Children's Health told Dallas News. "What the physician will do is rule out other causes rule out other things that might be causing it".

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Now, four cases of the rare and mysterious polio-like condition affecting children have been diagnosed in NY.

Health officials say there are several potential causes of the condition, including certain viruses, environmental toxins, and genetic disorders. "CDC has been actively investigating these AFM cases, and we continue to receive information about suspected AFM cases".

Messonnier said other viruses besides EV-D68 have been found in patients with AFM. In the past, an oral polio vaccine could cause a polio-like syndrome in some people, but that vaccine has not been available in the USA since 2000 and the last known case in the US was in an infant with other health problems who was vaccinated in India, brought to the USA and died in 2013, the CDC says.

All four of her children had come down with a cold at the same time, but young Abigail's condition continued to worsen despite her mother's best efforts to keep her kids healthy.

To date, however, according to the CDC, no pathogen or germ has been consistently detected in a patient's spinal fluid that indicates the cause of AFM. However, they want to stress how rare this condition is.

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