For Clinicians and Health Departments
Standardized case definition for probable and confirmed cases of AFM
Guidelines for collecting, handling, and shipping clinical specimens
Patient summary form to collect data on patients under investigation (PUIs) for AFM
Information to help clinicians and public health officials manage care of patients with AFM
Answers to frequently asked questions about AFM
Clinicians should report all patients they suspect have AFM to their health departments as soon as possible.
- Job aid on how to send information to the health department about a patient under investigation (PUI) for AFMpdf icon
- Patient summary form
- Specimens to collect and send to CDC
If you would like to schedule a consult with neurologists specializing in AFM, visit the Transverse Myelitis Association’s AFM Physician Consult and Support Portalexternal icon.
For more information, see
- Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM): What Health Care Providers Need to Know, COCA Call, November 13, 2018.
- References & Resources