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Jun 25 17 4:46 PM

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CDC AFM --- environmental toxin




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  • Page last updated: December 30, 2016



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The patients’ symptoms have been most similar to complications of infection with certain viruses, including poliovirus, non-polio enteroviruses, adenoviruses, and West Nile virus. See a list of viruses associated with AFM(https://www.cdc.gov/acute-flaccid-myelitis/about-afm.html#germs).

AFM is one of a number of conditions that can result in neurologic illness with limb weakness. Such illnesses can result from a variety of causes, including viral infections, environmental toxins, genetic disorders, and Guillain-Barre syndrome, a neurologic disorder caused by an abnormal immune response that attacks the body’s nerves. Oftentimes, however, despite extensive laboratory testing, a cause for AFM is unable to be identified.

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

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Jul 4 17 5:17 PM

CDC: “ AFM is one of a number of conditions that can result in neurologic illness with limb weakness. Such illnesses can result from a variety of causes, including viral infections, environmental toxins, genetic disorders, and Guillain-Barre syndrome, a neurologic disorder caused by an abnormal immune response that attacks the body’s nerves.”


All but “ environmental toxin “ have since been ruled out.


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