Hepatitis in children of unknown origin has one case ruled out in PE; diagnosis is chikungunya | Pernambuco

One of three suspected cases of hepatitis in children of unknown origin investigated in Pernambuco has been ruled out by the government. The State Department of Health (SES-PE) informed, this Monday (16), that the 14 years old, resident of Sertão, was diagnosed with chikungunya. The other two incidents are still under investigation.

On April 27, faced with the mysterious outbreak of hepatitis among children in Europe and the United States (USA), the Pernambuco Health Surveillance Strategic Information Center (Cievs-PE) issued a warning note guide the entire health network, including public and private units.

In a memo, the state Department of Health said the case of the teenager, released on May 10, had been dismissed by the Department of Health.

The young man, resident of weeping willow, was hospitalized in the Getúlio Vargas Hospital (HGV), in the capital, and transferred to the Universitário Oswaldo Cruz Hospital (Huoc). This event was the second reported in Pernambuco.

The cases of a 1 year old boythe first communication in Pernambuco, and that of a 3 year old girlthe third record.

1 year old boy Toritamain Agreste, went to the Mestre Vitalino Hospital (HMV), in Caruaru, in the same region, and has already been discharged.

the daughter of Gloria do Goitain the Zona da Mata, remains hospitalized at the Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira (Imip), in Recife, awaiting “additional tests”.

Also according to the government, the “investigations of the two cases depend on the laboratory analysis of tests for viral hepatitis, agents possibly linked to this type of hepatitis and other diseases, as well as epidemiological investigations carried out in the cities of residence of the patients”. “.

The state said it met with representatives of the Pernambuco Pediatric Society (Sopepe) to discuss cases and define care and monitoring flows.

Notifications of suspected cases should be made by email cievspesaude@gmail.com or by phone (81) 3184-0191 and 99488-4267 (for healthcare professionals).

Hepatitis: what is it? See the symptoms of a mysterious hepatitis — Photo: Arte/g1

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday (10) that 348 probable cases of mysterious hepatitis in 20 countries.

The disease mainly affects children and the analysis of its possible link with the adenovirus and Covid-19 infection has accelerated. In Brazil, at least 16 cases are under investigation (see video below).

Scientists Investigate Suspected Cases of Acute Hepatitis in Children, Cause Unknown

Second most deadly infectious disease in the world, behind only tuberculosis, hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver.

In addition to Pernambuco, cases have been recorded in Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Espírito Santo and Santa Catarina.

Pernambuco has recorded more than 16,000 suspected dengue fever cases this year

Pernambuco has recorded more than 16,000 suspected dengue fever cases this year

Pernambuco recorded, in the first four months of 2022, a 45.9% increase in reports of suspected cases of people with diseases transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue, zika and chikungunya, compared to the previous year (see video above).

The state recorded a 77.2% growth in suspected chikungunya and 39.3% dengue cases during the period. Of the three diseases, only zika saw a drop in notifications compared to 2021.

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