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Chapter 6

Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Jason Woods, MD and Rob Orman, MD
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Rob and Jason dissect a case of weakness in a 9 year old.

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Betty D W., MD -

Prognosis??

Rob O., MD -

Hi Betty! Great question. Per this 2019 Lancet paper

Clinical characteristics of enterovirus A71 neurological disease during an outbreak in children in Colorado, USA, in 2018: an observational cohort study

Here's what they found
Children with enterovirus A71 neurological disease
Full recovery at discharge 47%
Full recovery at 1–2 months of follow-up 93%
Death 0

Children with other enterovirus neurological disease
Full recovery at discharge 61%
Full recovery at 1–2 months of follow-up 77%
Death 3%

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