Update on Youngest Child Diagnosed with AFM

Update on Youngest Child Diagnosed with AFM

Three weeks ago Opal Trimble, the youngest Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) patient on record, was released from The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. AFM is a rare but serious condition. It affects the nervous system, specifically the area of the spinal cord called gray matter, which causes the muscles and flexes in the body to become […]

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Patient diagnosed with Polio-like AFM illness goes home

Patient diagnosed with Polio-like AFM illness goes home

Another child in Oklahoma, treated for the rare polio-like condition known as Acute Flaccid Myelitis, is returning home after a short stay at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. Five-year-old Mackenzie Lacher, from Norman, was diagnosed with AFM in early November. She presented symptoms similar to a cold. After spiking a fever, Mackenzie was unresponsive. She […]

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