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AFP Syndrome is a condition where there is a sudden onset of weakness in the limbs, including the muscles for breathing and swallowing. The weakness reaches its maximum severity within 1-10 days.

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AFP Syndrome PPT Summary

  1. AFP Syndrome is defined by the rapid onset of weakness in the extremities, progressing to maximum severity within 1-10 days.
  2. It can affect individuals of any age, but it is most commonly seen in children under 15 years old.
  3. Differentiating between the various causes of AFP, such as spinal cord compression, viral infections, immune-mediated disorders, and toxins, is crucial for accurate diagnosis and management.
  4. Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is the most common cause of AFP in healthy infants and children.
  5. Treatment for AFP Syndrome involves hospitalization, general care, and specific therapies such as intravenous immunoglobulins or plasmapheresis.


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