Ohio teen struck by rare ‘polio-like’ illness left paralyzed from waist down

An Ohio teen is determined to walk again despite doctors’ warnings that she may not after she contracted a rare polio-like illness that’s left her paralyzed from the waist down realtek lancard driver.

Isabel Kirby, a catcher on her middle school’s softball team, said it started with what felt like a cramp in her leg on Christmas 지멘스 s7 다운로드.

“I just thought, ‘Oh gosh, it’s just growing pains or a Charley horse,’” Noel Kirby, the 13-year-old’s mother, told News 5 Cleveland angel 다운로드.

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But the next day, Kirby couldn’t stand on her own, and her worried parents rushed her to Akron Children’s Hospital, where she was diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) Angelstone download. It’s a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system, specifically the gray matter of the spinal cord, which weakens the body’s muscles and reflexes 스위시 맥스 3 다운로드.

Health officials have noticed an increase of cases in children occurring every two years since 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guild2. And while it often is referred to as a “polio-like” illness, tests so far have tested negative for poliovirus.

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Symptoms typically begin with sudden onset of arm or leg weakness and loss of muscle tone and reflexes, but can also include facial droop or weakness, difficulty moving eyes, drooping eyelids, difficulty swallowing, slurred speech, and pain in the arms and legs 스카이에듀 다운로드.

Severe symptoms may include respiratory failure, or serious neurological complications, according to the CDC. Parents are encouraged to seek medical care right away if a child is suspected of developing any symptoms 딥러닝 다운로드.

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Since her diagnosis, Kirby has been working in physical therapy and has received steroid treatments as well as multiple plasma exchange, according to the news outlet download c1pro. Her mother said it’s been like “a bad dream” for the family as they watch her struggle to gain strength.

“It’s a lot, but I just try to go with the flow, just to push through,” Kirby, who has received support from her teammates, classmates and members of the community, told News 5 Cleveland 붓글씨 폰트 다운로드.

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