How is acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) treated?

There are no specific treatments for acute flaccid myelitis. Physical and occupational therapy to restore movement is seen as being very important. Some doctors might recommend treatments, like steroids, antivirals or immunoglobulin, which have been used to treat transverse myelitis and other neurological conditions. There is, as yet, little evidence that these are effective.

Sometimes, it is possible to transfer nerves from a functioning site to the affected site. These procedures are often best done by surgeons who specialize in hands and upper extremities.

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