What is the most common cause of acute flaccid paralysis?
Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), is a serious medical neurologic condition. In AFM the muscles and reflexes in the body become weak. It can cause sudden weakness in the arms or legs, loss of muscle tone, and loss of reflexes. The condition mainly affects young children. One of my friend's sisters has been diagnosed with this condition. Can anyone tell me what is the most common causes Acute Flaccid Myelitis?
@guna The most common etiology of acute flaccid paralysis in this entire population was neuroparalytic snake envenomation, which was responsible for 51.9% of the cases, followed by the Guillain Barre syndrome (33.1%). These two etiologies accounted for 85% of all patients.Acute flaccid myelitis is caused by the virus enterovirus. Acute flaccid myelitis causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak. Non-polio enteroviruses are also linked to AFM. Prior to the weakness setting in, the person with AFM often has symptoms of a cold-like illness, with fever and breathing issues. Thanks!