September 23, 2023

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MS has three cases of unknown hepatitis in children and ministry observers

MS has three cases of unknown hepatitis in children and ministry observers

Information in the Cievs/MS Risk Statement reveals that cases occur between zero and 16 years

On Friday, the Ministry of Health set up (13) operating rooms to monitor and follow up cases of acute hepatitis that cause it to be clarified. (Photo: Ministry of Health)

With three confirmed cases in Mato Grosso do Sul, the state is one of nine cases in Brazil being monitored by the ministry. health Due to the occurrence of acute hepatitis in childhood of unknown origin. There are 44 cases across the country, 14 of which are in Sao Paulo.

Information from the risk profile issued by Cievs/MS (Center for Strategic Control Information in healthOn May 12, cases of persons under the age of 17 are occurring and an alert has been issued to municipal secretariats to identify, investigate and report potential cases immediately.

In the tenth of the last century, the Ministry participated in a meeting with a group of experts in the World Health Organization (the World Organization for health) and representatives from eight countries (the United Kingdom, Spain, the United States, Canada, France, Portugal, Colombia and Argentina) in the emergency technical areas of the Public Healthpathology, pediatrics and epidemiology to discuss the evidence available to date.

The day before, the file had published a technical note with guidance to state secretariats and municipalities health On the notification, investigation, and laboratory flow of potential cases of acute idiopathic hepatitis in children and adolescents. Because the evidence of disease remains very dynamic, the operating room must update the guidelines periodically.

What is known – Hepatitis of unknown origin has affected children in at least 20 countries. The disease manifests itself very acutely and is not directly related to the viruses known to the disease. In about 10% of cases, a liver transplant was necessary.

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According to the World Health Organization, more than 200 cases have been reported, as of the last day of April 29, in the world, the majority (163) in the United Kingdom. The disease mainly affects children between the ages of one month and 16 years. So far, one patient has died.

In a statement issued on April 23, the World Health Organization said there was no link between the disease and vaccines used against Covid-19. “Hypotheses regarding side effects of covid-19 vaccines are not supported because the vast majority of infected children have not received covid-19 vaccination.”

symptoms – According to the Pan American Health Organization, the arm of the World Health Organization in the Americas and the Caribbean, patients with acute hepatitis have gastrointestinal symptoms, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and jaundice (when the skin and whites of the eyes turn yellow). There was no record of a fever.

Current treatment seeks to relieve symptoms and stabilize the patient if the condition is severe. Treatment recommendations should be revised once the source of the infection has been identified.

Parents should be on the lookout for symptoms such as diarrhea or vomiting and signs of jaundice. In such cases, medical attention should be sought immediately.