Medicine 1: Nerve Transfer Surgery is Helping Children with Paralyzing Disease
A frightening condition causing paralysis in mostly children is being closely investigated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s believed Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) is caused by a common enterovirus that leads to a respiratory infection. In rare cases, the virus attacks the spinal cord affecting the nervous system. Paralysis of the upper and/or lower extremities is among the symptoms.