This Tuesday he performed the liver transplant child from Rosario with severe hepatitis. The donated organ was transferred from La Pampa to Rosario. The specialists of the Liver and Liver Transplant Unit of the Children’s Sanatorium of Rosario they decided that the best treatment to carry out was a transplant and it had to be done as quickly as possible because the patient had been hospitalized for several days without showing signs of recovery.
In a press conference held at the Children’s Sanatorium, the medical team made up of Alejandro Costaguta, Lisandro Biteti and David Biagiola announced the Medical part of the little one: “The left lobe (of the organ) was implanted,” said Contaguta, head of the Hepatology and Transplantation Unit. He further explained that the donor’s liver had to be reduced.
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The head of the Hepatology and Transplantation Unit of the Children’s Sanatorium stated: “This is one of the more complex surgeries, plagued with complications in a patient who is in critical condition. The scenario is undoubtedly complex. Our first interest is to focus on making the first part of this procedure successful, which is the surgery.”
“If he manages to get through the surgery, the chances are very good,” insisted the doctor. The next 24 hours will be key to monitor that difficulties related to surgery do not appear. “The problem at first is not acceptance, but that there are no complications from the surgery,” he said.
Also, the Minister of Health of the Nation, Carla Vizzetti, assured today that in the country there are 8 cases under study of minor patients with severe liver failure. He explained that the origin of the condition is being studied, based on an international context in which they have already been detected. 300 boys with this disease in at least 20 countries.
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In radio statements, the Nation’s Minister of Health stated: “We need to find a balance between situations that are common in epidemiology and situations that today have the particularity of visibility and a new virus that would be an adenovirus. In the world there are situations of severe hepatitis of unknown etiology”.
Cases of childhood hepatitis in the world
Along the same lines, he pointed out that those hepatitis are an inflammation of the liver and can be infectious, usually viral, toxic or in the lungs. “This etiology is currently being investigated. Around 300 cases of severe childhood hepatitis are being recorded in the world. In some cases they require a liver transplant, in some cases they recover. It is given in children under 12 years of age where an etiological agent is identified, which is an adenovirus F41. The path of research is being carried out, to see if this virus had a mutation or if the children are affected by some particularity,” said Vizzotti.
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In addition, he argued that in Argentina there are 8 cases that are suspected, of which some are ambulatory and others recovered. Also, he revealed that there is a transplant recipient and another on the transplant list. “In five of them an adenovirus was isolated that is being investigated. This means that In no way is it an outbreak, nor is it a situation that can be extrapolated to what we experienced in previous years that is prevented with vaccination against hepatitis A and B and with precautionary measures, which are similar to the flu and the coronavirus and that we are monitoring in the country,” added the official.