The number of suspected cases of acute childhood hepatitis in Minas rose to five – Rádio Itatiaia

Photo: Pixabay

Symptoms include abdominal pain and vomiting, and changes in liver enzymes

The number of acute childhood hepatitis suspected cases investigated by the Department of Education (SES) rose to five. According to the latest update to the folder, released this Friday (13), two new cases were included, but one of them was discarded.

To Wednesday (11th) four cases were investigated SES – two in the Belo Horizonte and two in the Juiz de Fora in the Zona da Mata. Two new records are from Montes Claros in the north of the state, but one of the reports was “rejected.”

SES did not indicate the age of the patients, but the main symptoms are known to be “abdominal pain and vomiting with changes in liver enzymes”. The folder also said that “most of the affected children were not vaccinated against Covid-19” due to the minimum age allowed. However, the link between cases and immunization has not yet been established.

Like other data, the update was also forwarded to the Ministry of Health, which is currently monitoring nearly 30 possible cases of the disease. By the end of April, more than 200 cases had been reported internationally, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Hepatitis of unknown origin affects children in at least 20 countries. The disease manifests itself in a very severe form and has no direct connection with the known viruses of the disease. In about 10% of cases, a liver transplant was required.

Leave a Comment