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Hospital denies linking to the death of a young woman from a generalized infection with perforation |  Mato Grosso do Sul

Hospital denies linking to the death of a young woman from a generalized infection with perforation | Mato Grosso do Sul

The Dorados Health Service (FUNSAUD), which runs the hospital that treated Andressa de Sousa, 20, who died as a result of a generalized infection, this Tuesday (12), issued an official memo stating that it is impossible to link the death of the young woman to the status of the hole. Read the full note at the end.

And Andressa died on Saturday (9), in Dorados (MS). The foundation says the diagnosis of death was a generalized infection that reached the brain. The young woman’s mother, Maria Aparecida, 47, commented that days before her first symptoms appeared, Andressa complained of a lot of headaches and drowsiness.

The family came to suspect that she had dengue fever. Many people have contracted dengue fever at home. My daughter had a headache and a fever. The doctor treated Andressa and I left, ”described the mother in detail.

On the second trip to the hospital, which was still in Itapura (MS), where she was living, Andressa was transferred to a hospital in Dorados, only 16.8 km from the first municipality. According to the foundation’s memo, she was admitted on June 15 with a history of seizures and a suspected severe neurological impairment.

Her mother reports that after nearly a month of hospitalization, Andressa died on Saturday (9), after suffering five cardiac arrests. According to Maria Aparecida, a doctor from the institution informed the family that the generalized infection, which caused the death of the young woman, may have been caused by inflammation of the hole she had developed days before the first symptoms appeared.

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However, the hospital’s official memo claims that it is impossible to make this connection. “It cannot be said that the progression of the patient’s clinical condition up to her death indicates the placement of the perforation,” details the statement released Tuesday.

Read the full official note below:

The patient was referred to Hospital da Vida that the reference unit in Neurosurgery, via zero vacancy, by Itapura Municipality/MS, on 15 June 2022, with a history of seizures and a suspicion of severe neurological impairment. After being admitted, she was treated by the neurosurgery and infectious diseases teams in the intensive care unit environment. She was surgically contacted for brain abscess drainage, placed under intensive care, and unfavorably progressed until the date of death (22/7/22) with a diagnosis of septic shock and encephalitis. It cannot be said that the progression of the patient’s clinical condition until her death is related to the position of the puncture.

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