EODY calls on clinicians to be wary of “acute hepatitis in children”

Due to the unusually high incidence of acute hepatitis in children in the United Kingdom, the Greek medical institution EODY announced on Monday calling attention to clinicians in the country. So far, there have been no cases of childhood hepatitis, EODY said.

The United Kingdom has reportedly detected severe cases of hepatitis in children, including the United States and Europe.The US CDC He said he was investigating an incident in Alabama, including other states. Spanish media reported that children aged 2 to 7 had the disease.

Since January, nine children in Alabama, three in Spain, and at least 74 children in Scotland and Northern Ireland have been reported to have acute hepatitis. University of Minnesota..

EODY Announcement

“So far, no increase in cases of childhood hepatitis has been reported in Greece, but clinicians should be aware of this new condition and detect early childhood up to 16 years with signs and symptoms. You need to be careful. For no apparent reason, hepatitis to notify EODY immediately in such cases, “said the announcement.

In addition, “EODY carefully monitors the development of the situation and is in systematic contact with the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and has already informed all health agencies. Provides. Country regions., Panhellenic Medical Association, and scientific associations where members may face similar incidents. “

Regarding acute hepatitis in children in the United Kingdom, EODY said: “Hepatitis virus (A to E) was not isolated and no epidemiological correlation was observed with travel. Clinical syndromes occur in children up to 16 years, predominantly 2-5 years, with transaminase. It includes severe acute hepatitis that rises significantly and is often accompanied by jaundice. In children up to 10 years, gastrointestinal symptoms, usually vomiting, often preceded by jaundice.

As of April 8, 2022, 74 cases have been confirmed in the United Kingdom. In some cases, transfer to a specialized pediatric liver disease unit was required, and 6 children underwent liver transplantation. As of April 11, no deaths have been recorded, according to reports from special forces.

Hepatitis viruses (A to E) have been excluded from previous clinical tests, and SARS-CoV-2 virus and / or adenovirus may have been detected, but these viruses in the etiology of hepatitis. The role of is reported in cases. Therefore, from the beginning of 2022, the root cause of this increase remains unknown. Further laboratory investigations are underway in cases identified for additional infections, chemicals and toxins.

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