Neurological Disorders and Diseases
Acute Flaccid Myelitis: What Physicians Should Know
With the current spike in US cases of acute flaccid myelitis in mind, Matthew J. Elrick, MD, PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, reviews clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment for the polio-like illness.
Matthew J. Elrick, MD, PhD, is affiliated with the Neurology Department at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.
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