Please ask the doctor if monkeypox has symptoms similar to smallpox and if it is unfortunate, will it leave serious sequelae? (Nhu Thao39 years old, Binh Phuoc)
BS.CKI Nguyen Minh Thuan – Saigon South General Hospital replied:
Sick monkey pox is a disease related to smallpox caused by a virus with a systemic rash and can be fatal in immunocompromised individuals.
The disease can leave serious sequelae with people who have had a viral illness rash on the skin and damage deep below the layer of reproductive cells of the epidermis, when peeling the pea, it will leave scars, mostly on the face (called pitted face).
Monkeypox has symptoms similar to smallpox, but is more common whole body skin damage and enlarged lymph nodes. In most cases, monkeypox symptoms go away on their own within a few weeks, but in some people they can lead to medical complications and even death.
The disease is usually not severe, but infants, children, and people with underlying medical conditions and immunocompromise may be at risk for more severe symptoms and death from monkeypox.
A rash on the hands and feet of a person with monkeypox
Complications in severe cases of monkeypox include skin infection, pneumonia, confusion, and eye infections can lead to vision loss. Approximately 3% to 6% of reported cases have resulted in death in countries with recent endemic disease, often in children or people with other medical conditions.
It is important to note that this mortality rate may be higher than it actually is due to limited surveillance activities in endemic countries. As monkeypox has not yet appeared in Vietnam, the extent of transmission remains unclear at this stage due to limited surveillance.
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|The monkeypox rash can appear on the genitals and mouth|