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#Infectious Diseases #Neurology #Orthopedics #Pathology and Lab Medicine #Pediatrics #Pharmacist
A new study in the November 2019 Pediatrics, found that acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is most likely triggered by a viral infection, with no single type of virus identified as the cause. Researchers found that cases of AFM peak every two years and strike in late summer or early fall, affirm that AFM is much more common in children, and also studied the role that viruses play in causing AFM. Researchers concluded that more studies are needed to assess risk factors, establish causality, and develop a more comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms that lead to AFM.