Hanoi doctors use blood filtering method to save serious HFM child patient

Medical workers at the National Children Hospital in Hanoi succeeded in saving a seriously infected hand-foot-mouth child patient from dying, by continuously filtering her blood for 48 hours.

The National Children Hospital on Thursday officially announced that it had succeeded in saving a two year old girl from death. The child was admitted suffering from hand-foot-mouth disease in its fourth and most dangerous stage. By continuously filtering her blood for 48 hours, doctors were able to save her life.

The baby girl was hospitalized with high fever and rashes in her mouth. Due to her worsened condition, medics sat down to discuss her treatment methodology and decided to filter her blood continuously for the next 48 hours.

Doctors’ efforts to save the child have gone rewarded as she escaped death. She can now breathe normally without the help of a respiratory machine.

On the same day, the General Hospital in the Mekong delta province of Soc Trang said that 32 year old Lo Thi Ngoc from district My Xuyen in Soc Trang Province is recovering after two weeks of treatment in the hospital. Ngoc was stung in 340 spots in her body by a swarm of hornets. She was taken to the hospital on October 6 where her body swelled up and breathing became painful.

By staff writers - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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