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New findings provide additional evidence of AFM, enterovirus link

Bortz, Katherine; Fauci, Anthony S; Adalja, Amesh A
Date posted:
August 14, 2019
Publication type:
Infectious Diseases in Children
Testing of 14 patients with acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, showed they had antibodies against enteroviruses, especially EV-D68, in their cerebrospinal fluid at a significantly higher rate than controls, supporting “the plausibility of a link” between enterovirus infection and AFM, researchers reported in mBio.



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