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Vietnamese doctors save Cambodian girl from severe dengue

Vietnamese doctors save Cambodian girl from severe dengue

Friday, April 12, 2024, 16:23 GMT+7
Vietnamese doctors save Cambodian girl from severe dengue
Doctor Do Chau Viet from Children's Hospital 2 in Ho Chi Minh City checks the health of a Cambodian child. Photo: Supplied

A mother transported her four-year-old daughter from Cambodia to Vietnam for medical treatment, where doctors from Ho Chi Minh City’s Children’s Hospital 2 were able to treat her severe dengue.

On Thursday, the hospital's medical team announced that they had treated and saved the life of the Cambodian girl who faced extensive liver and kidney damage due to multiple-organ failure stemming from the illness.

The girl, C.C.V., who resides in a Cambodian locality on the border with Binh Phuoc Province in southern Vietnam, is recovering gradually and expected to be released from the hospital in the next few days.

V. was admitted to Children's Hospital 2 on March 26 in a critical state.

Doctor Do Chau Viet at the hospital said V. was immediately put on a ventilator, provided with electrolyte solutions, and given a blood transfusion and cardiac medications.

After 24 hours of intensive care, the girl’s hemodynamic status was still unstable and she was forced to undergo continuous renal replacement and liver treatment.

She is now in stable condition and no longer needs dialysis treatment or a ventilator. She has also been moved out of the intensive care room.

V.’s family was thankful that Vietnamese doctors were able to save their daughter. She also received support from benefactors through the Children's Hospital 2’s social affairs unit.

According to Dr. Viet, dengue fever is an infectious disease caused by the dengue virus through the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

Children are susceptible to the disease and may die without prompt treatment.

He advised parents to take their children to hospital if their fever does not subside after 24 hours.

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Thanh Ha - Thuy Duong / Tuoi Tre News


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