6 month old baby girl saved from anaphylactic shock

A 6 month old was saved from anaphylactic shock after vaccinating with Quivaxem - the South Korean made vaccine to prevent five common, potentially fatal childhood diseases.

A mobile emergency team of the hospital and their counterparts in the General Hospital in the northern province of Phu Tho  saved a 6 month old baby girl from fatal anaphylactic shock.

The neonate was immunized in a medical center in Nong Trang ward in Viet Tri Town of Phu Tho Province. One hour after vaccinating she cried a lot and had abnormal signs including cold hand and feet, pale skin and slow pulse. Her parents took her to the hospital where doctors diagnosed her to have anaphylactic shock after immunizing.

Soon she was given ventilator and doctors inject adrenaline into her muscle which helps to relieve the symptoms of anaphylaxis by causing blood vessels to narrow, and opening up airways yet her condition was not abated.

Doctors of Phu Tho General Hospital called the National Children Hospital and a mobile emergency team arrived in the province’s hospital one hour later. After 3 hour of intensive treatment, the kid’s condition was stable and she was transferred to the National Children Hospital for further treatment.

Until yesterday, the baby was recovered.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the proportion of children with anaphylactic shock after being vaccinated with a vaccine against leukemia, whooping-cough and tetanus may amount to 20 per 1 million vaccinated children.

By MINH KHANG – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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