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CDC: 108 cases of acute flaccid myelitis this year

AAP News - Dec 12, 2016
Federal health officials are investigating a spike in cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) and asking clinicians to remain vigilant. There have been 108 confirmed cases in 36 states this year through October, most of which have been children under 18.

Top stories of 2016: Mystery illness in kids, including 1 Whatcom child, stirred up fear in parents

The Bellingham Herald - Dec 15, 2016
Nikolas Olivera, left, helps his brother Lucian while walking together on March 28, 2016, inside their home in Moorpark, Calif. Lucian suffers from a condition called acute flaccid myelitis, which causes polio-like symptoms. His left leg is paralyzed ...

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Rising in Kids: FAQ

WebMD - Oct 10, 2016
Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, a rare but serious illness that causes paralysis in children, appears to be on the rise this year, the CDC says.

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My Journey with Idiopathic Transverse Myelitis: My Road to Recovery and Strength

by: Angela Algiere
Transverse Myelitis is a rare neurological condition where the spinal cord becomes inflamed and can cause paralysis; the term Idiopathic means the cause is unknown. This is Angela's journey with Idiopathic Transverse Myelitis from paralysis to walking again.
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But you don't look sick: And all the crap you wish people knew about your neurological/auto-immune disorder

by: Lisa Marie
My name is Lisa Marie and I have the fabulous opportunity to give you a peek into the world of someone living with an autoimmune/neurological disorder of whatever sorts. I personally got tagged with Transverse Myelitis and Multiple Sclerosis. It has flipped my, once very active lifestyle, upside down but I refuse to let is keep me down! This book is designed to specifically address all the crap people don’t understand about people living with these ridiculous diseases. Whether your living with it yourself, or are trying to get a better idea of what in the world is going on with your loved one, I hope you’ll find some answers.
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I Will Not Sell Pencils; My Journey, Living with Transverse Myelitis

by: Mike Jezdimir
The Journey of one man's struggle to overcome and persevere a lifethreating illness which, at the age of 17, paralyzed him from the chest down.
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Transverse myelitis: A review and update

by: Ariza Jimenez Ana B., Martinez Anton Jacinto
Transverse myelitis is a rare inflammatory disease causing injury to the spinal cord with a focal inflammation of the entire thickness of this. It associates varying degrees of weakness, sensory alterations, and autonomic dysfunction. It is estimated 1400 new cases per year. This disease affects people of all ages, and its causes are really variable. It is important to difuse its knowledge in order to get an early diagnosis and treatment for decreasing its sequels.
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Transverse Myelitis: Snapshot of a rare disease

Transverse Myelitis (TM) is an autoimmune condition that affects the spinal cord. It classically can cause weakness, loss of sensation, pain and bowel or bladder ...

Transverse Myelitis | What Causes Transverse Myelitis


Living with Transverse Myelitis

David Meisinger, 23, a Morningside College senior, talks about how he has lived with Transverse Myelitis and grown from the experience.

Transverse Myelitis

2004 Rare Neuroimmunologic Disorders Symposium Transverse Myelitis (TM) Douglas A. Kerr, MD/PhD, Johns Hopkins University Transverse Myelitis ...

Transverse Myelitis

9-year-old female who presented for worsening upper and lower extremity weakness and paresthesias approximately 2 weeks following an upper respiratory ...