Title

Acute Flaccid Myelitis.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2019

Identifier

DOI: 10.1097/JNN.0000000000000447

Abstract

Acute flaccid myelitis is a poliolike illness affecting mainly children, which seems to occur every 2 years in the late summer and early fall. The 2018 outbreak was alarming to parents and healthcare providers because the etiology is still under investigation and long-term outcomes are unclear. Becoming familiar with what is known about the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of acute flaccid myelitis enables neuroscience nurses to disseminate accurate information and recognize and report suspicious symptoms.

Journal Title

The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

Volume

51

Issue

4

First Page

190

Last Page

192

MeSH Keywords

Central Nervous System Viral Diseases; Child; Disease Outbreaks; Humans; Myelitis; Neuromuscular Diseases; Neuroscience Nursing; Retrospective Studies; Seasons; United States

Keywords

Central Nervous System Viral Diseases; Child; Disease Outbreaks; Humans; Myelitis; Neuromuscular Diseases; Neuroscience Nursing; Retrospective Studies; Seasons; United States

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