Doctors Investigate Sudden Paralysis in Kids

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CHOP in the Media

Over the past several years, the CDC has reported spikes in reported cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a condition that affects the spinal cord and causes sudden weakness in the arms or legs.

6ABC Action News first reported on the condition in 2014, and has been following it since.

Meet one family dealing with a diagnosis of AFM, and hear from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia pediatric neurologist Sarah Hopkins, MD, who talks about the condition and the efforts of researchers who continue to look for clues as to why some kids may be more susceptible, and identify the best treatments.

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