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10-Month-old baby dies from leishmaniasis in SP

10-Month-old baby dies from leishmaniasis in SP

In the interior of São Paulo, a baby of only 10 months died with visceral leishmaniasis last Monday (4). The death occurred in the Regional Hospital of Presidente Prudente. The child had the first symptoms in a city near the hospital, called Panorama, and then was hospitalized for 14 days.

The hospital informed in a note to My Life: "The Regional Hospital of Presidente Prudente" Doctor Domingos Leonardo Cerávolo " , a unit of the São Paulo State Department of Health, reports that the patient in question was admitted to the Emergency Room on November 22, with suspicion of visceral leishmaniasis, with a serious condition considered to be serious. The patient was notified by the Nucleus Hospital de Epidemiologia of the unit to the Epidemiological Surveillance of Presidente Prudente, who in turn notifies the municipality of the patient's origin. remained under the intensive care of the team until the date of this Monday (04), when his state of health worsened, evolving to death. "

The two cities become the for blocking measures in the Epidemiological Surveillance case. The area where the girl's family houses in Dracena and Panorama are being surveyed.

What is leishmaniasis?

It is an infectious but not contagious disease caused by parasites of the genus Leishmania. The parasites live and multiply inside the cells that are part of the individual's defense system, called macrophages. There are two types of leishmaniasis: cutaneous or cutaneous leishmaniasis and visceral leishmaniasis or kalazar. Know the disease and understand the differences between the two types.


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