Dec 15, 2016
I am not sure there are many more things terrifying than watching your child experience what looks like, just a cold, and then over the course of a few hours becomes paralyzed. In this episode, Drs. Ana Cristancho and Sarah Hopkins describe what we know about this recent polio-like outbreak in the US. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. This episode was vetted and approved by Dr. Sarah Hopkins. REFERENCES 1. Aliabadi N, Messacar K, Pastula DM, Robinson CC, Leshem E, Sejvar JJ, Nix WA, Oberste MS, Feikin DR and Dominguez SR. Enterovirus D68 Infection in Children with Acute Flaccid Myelitis, Colorado, USA, 2014. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016;22:1387-94. 2. Greninger AL, Naccache SN, Messacar K, Clayton A, Yu G, Somasekar S, Federman S, Stryke D, Anderson C, Yagi S, Messenger S, Wadford D, Xia D, Watt JP, Van Haren K, Dominguez SR, Glaser C, Aldrovandi G and Chiu CY. A novel outbreak enterovirus D68 strain associated with acute flaccid myelitis cases in the USA (2012-14): a retrospective cohort study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2015;15:671-82. 3. Messacar K, Schreiner TL, Van Haren K, Yang M, Glaser CA, Tyler KL and Dominguez SR. Acute flaccid myelitis: A clinical review of US cases 2012-2015. Annals of neurology. 2016;80:326-38.