Neurology and Neurosurgery
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is ready to help as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that 2020 could be another peak year for cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)—an uncommon but serious neurological condition that mostly affects children. The polio-like condition tends to peak in the fall months every other year. The last surge of AFM was in 2018 where more than 200 cases were diagnosed across the U.S., according to the CDC.
October 14, 2020
Gillette provides expert help as CDC predicts Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) outbreak
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning parents and medical professionals that 2020 will be another peak year for cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) a rare, polio-like neurological condition that affects mostly children. Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is ready to be an important center for AFM care and rehabilitation when the outbreak is set to peak this fall.
August 7, 2020
Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) Breakthrough is Good News for Gillette Patients
A researcher from the University of Minnesota has identified a virus associated with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare, polio-like disorder that can cause sudden paralysis in children. Most of the Minnesota children diagnosed with AFM last fall received treatment at Gillette.
April 19, 2019
Gillette Joins National Call for Acute Flaccid Myelitis Testing and Reporting
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is supporting U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s (D-Minn.) push for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase its investigation into recent cases of the rare, polio-like disorder called Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), which mostly affects children.
October 25, 2018