According to doctors who have encountered the disease, it is not yet possible to find out the causes that cause similar liver damage in children in different parts of the globe.
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According to the statement US Centers for Disease Control, more than 100 cases of the disease in children have been detected in the country severe form of hepatitis. Almost all patients needed urgent hospitalization, one in seven needed transplantation, five of the patients died. It is also known that the disease was detected in about 100 children in 15 countries.
According to doctors who have encountered the disease, it is not yet possible to find out the causes that cause similar liver damage in children in different parts of the globe. However, scientists say that the disease affects children aged from one month to 16 years.
In half of the cases, adenovirus was detected in patients, but its role in the development of the disease itself is not yet clear to physicians.
IN THE USA Hepatitis cases have been reported in 25 states. AT European Union most sick children were found in Italy (35) and Spain (22). 6 cases were found in Denmark and the Netherlands, in other countries – less. There are two known cases of hepatitis in children in Australia.
“Even during the first case, I thought it was strange, and then when the second one appeared, I decided that I needed to report it somewhere,” said a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Alabama. Markus Buchfelnerfaced with the first cases of the disease.