Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)
Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) is a rare condition that affects the nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. It has a variety of causes, including viral infections. A person who appears to have a sudden onset of weakness in the arms or legs, should contact a health care provider.
Health care professionals
- Report a case
- Report all patients with sudden onset of neurologic illness associated with limb weakness who meet the case definition below.
- AFM case definition.
- Letter to providers.
- CDC: specimen collection for AFM.
- CDC Acute Flaccid Myelitis web page.
- Emily Spence-Davizon at 303-692-2672 or Emily.SpenceDavizon@state.co.us.