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Dr. Anu Kalaskar speaks to potential treatments for Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Experts still do not have a clear understanding of whether Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) is a viral infection or autoimmune disorder, but the CDC continues to identify new cases across the country, pushing the medical community to find answers. Dr. Anu Kalaskar, infectious disease specialist at Children’s, spoke to the Washington Post about effective treatments for AFM if it is an autoimmune disorder, including steroid use and plasmapheresis, a blood-filtering technique. Read the full story: Experts chase the cause of a paralyzing childhood disease spiking this year.

Hayley Sitz