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Interim Considerations for Clinical Management of Patients

Information to help clinicians and public health officials manage care of patients with acute flaccid myelitis that meet the clinical case definitions.

Please note: these considerations are intended to apply to "acute flaccid myelitis," as defined in the document, and are not intended to be generalized to all forms or etiologies of childhood acute flaccid paralysis, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, transverse myelitis, or other immune-mediated etiologies. If an alternative diagnosis for the acute paralysis is under consideration, all efforts should be made to explore the alternative diagnosis, and if found, appropriate intervention should be rendered.