How is AFM diagnosed?

AFM can be diagnosed by examining a person's nervous system which includes a physical examination of weakened muscles and reflexes, taking a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan of the brain and spinal cord, and testing stool, respiratory, sera, and cerebral spinal fluid specimens.

It is important that tests are done as soon as possible after someone develops symptoms.

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