Dengue kid with heart problem saved

Doctors from Children Hospital N2 in Ho Chi Minh City  saved a heart disease kid with dengue fever.

The eight year old kid from the Mekong delta province of Long An was taken to the hospital when his skin turned blue, the heart beat was slow, blood pressure dropped and low level of blood platelets.

Through examination, doctors diagnosed that the kid with heart problem contracted dengue fever; accordingly, they measured blood pressure to decide the rate of intravenous fluid.

Treatment of the dengue kid with heart disease complicated by the development long-lasting shock, breathing problem and blood disorder, upper gastrointestinal bleeding development. Doctors made all concerted efforts to save him.

After one week of intensive treatment, his condition improve. He did not suffer breathing problem and use ventilator any more. Moreover, he can drink milk.

Physicians warned parents to keep an eye on their children to early discover signs of dengue fever which is on peak season. If a child contract dengue fever including sudden, high fever in two days ; severe headaches; pain behind the eyes; severe joint and muscle pain; fatigue; nausea; vomiting; skin rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of fever and Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising), parents should take hem to nearby medical clinics for treatment.

By QUYNH CHI - translated by Anh Quan

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