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Serious dengue kid with multi-organ failure saved

The Children Hospital No.1 in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday announced to save a serious case of dengue with multi-organ failure who is at the risk of death.
 

Serious dengue kid with multi-organ failure saved

A 11-year-old kid from HCMC’s Binh Tan District was hospitalized when he suffered high fever for many days. He was diagnosed to have dengue at the critical stage as he had slow rate of heart rate; worse, medical workers could not feel his pulse.
Through checking, the child also suffered multi-organ failures such as bleeding, breathing problem, liver and kidney injury and coagulation disorders.
Doctors were quick to give treatment and put him on ventilator. The kid was given blood to curb bleeding and coagulation disorder.
Additionally, doctors performed filtering blood to treat kidney and liver failure.
Head of the Intensive Care Unit Dr. Pham Van Quang said the case took 23 days for intensive care; doctors faced difficulties because the kid is obese.
After three week treatment, the kid recovered and organs functioned normally. He will be discharged a few weeks later.
According to the city’s Center of Preventive Medicine , since the beginning of the year, the city has 15,000 dengue cases, a year-on-year rise of 15 percent. Five people are reported this year, an increase of three deaths compared to the same period last year.

By THANH AN - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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