Rosario: child transplanted for severe hepatitis was discharged

The 8-year-old boy who underwent a liver transplant in the city of Rosario, after being diagnosed with severe hepatitis of unknown origin, was discharged today and will continue the recovery at home, health sources said. He is in a very good mood, very happy to return home. He is a child who did not have a good time, his family either, it is a joy for everyone,” said the head of the Intensive Care Unit of the Children’s Sanatorium of Rosario, Griselda Gutiérrez, after discharging the patient this afternoon. The boy was transplanted on May 10 at the Children’s Sanatorium of Rosario, where he had arrived a few days earlier with a severe picture of hepatitis.” The patient was very critical, he arrived in a situation practically impossible to worsen,” said the head of the Liver and Transplant Unit of the Children’s Sanatorium, Alejandro Costaguta, Thanks to a donor from La Pampa the child underwent a transplant, the only alternative that professionals considered to continue alive. After a quick recovery, the infant was discharged this afternoon and returned to his home in the town of Funes, near Rosario.The case of this child was known when the Ministry of Health of the Nation set up a working table with representatives of scientific societies to carry out an epidemiological follow-up of suspected cases of severe acute hepatitis of unknown origin in the pediatric population. In fact, on May 6, the Ministry of Health reported that in Argentina there were eight cases under study of severe hepatitis of unknown origin, while the WHO warned last Tuesday of the existence of 420 cases in the world.

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