A new report from the Ministry of Health released this Friday, the 13th, shows that 29 Suspected cases he gives Fulminant hepatitis of unknown origin in children. To date, no notifications have been verified. The disease has been investigated in European and American countries, but the cause has not yet been identified. The main suspicion is that the episodes are related to adenovirus subtype 41.
According to the ministry, the Strategic Health Surveillance Information Centers (Cievs) and the National Hospital Monitoring Network (Renaveh) are tracking changes in disease profiles and detecting suspected cases of the disease. The folder guide is that any suspicion should be reported immediately by health professionals.
In Brazil, cases are being investigated eight states: 13 in São Paulo, five in Rio de Janeiro, three in Minas Gerais and two in Paraná. Other notices were made by Santa Catarina (2), Pernambuco (2), Espírito Santo (1) and Mato Grosso (1).
In Rio de Janeiro, the State Department of Health issued a warning to 92 municipalities of acute hepatitis last Friday, the 6th, when it reported that six cases of the disease were being investigated and that the death of an 8-month-old baby, who lived in the municipality of Marica, he was under investigation.
The first reports of complete liver disease in children were issued in European countries and were mostly based in the UK. According to the equality provided by WHO, there are 348 incredible records of hepatitis, 70 diagnostic reports and death in the world. In an investigation on April 25, it was reported 17 cases of children who needed liver transplantation.
Tool examines the case’s relationship with adenovirus, which causes gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases. There are suspicions that subtype 41, which causes gastroenteritis (inflammation of the intestine) is the cause of the disease, but WHO is still investigating whether Covid-19, toxic substances, drugs, environmental agents are associated with the problem.
Hepatitis is a inflammation that affects the liver and, in many cases, are caused by a virus, but may be associated with the use of toxic substances, including drugs, alcohol use, hereditary diseases and autoimmune disorders. The main symptoms are jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting. In the affected children, laboratory tests removed types A, B, C, E, and D (when used).