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A female student in Dak Lak was found to have a flesh-eating bacteria disease

This morning (June 8), Dr. Nay Phi La – Director of the Health Department of Dak Lak province, said that the locality had just recorded a case of Whitmore’s disease (also known as flesh-eating bacteria disease), according to Dr. Vietnamese people.

According to a quick report of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Dak Lak, the case of Whitmore’s disease is a child NTV (SN 2013, residing in Ia Lop commune, Ea Sup district, Dak Lak province).

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The patient’s family said that, 10 days before admission, the female student started to get sick with high fever, swelling and pain in the parotid region on both sides. Her family took her to a private clinic, took medicine for 3 days (unknown type) but it did not decrease. On June 4, the baby was taken to the Central Highlands Regional General Hospital and hospitalized.

The female student was admitted to the Department of General Pediatrics in a state of consciousness, with a fever of 39 degrees C, the parotid glands on both sides were swollen, firm, not mobile, and her mouth was limited. The angle of the jaw (T) has a soft point of pus softening, causing a lot of pain. In addition, the patient also had mild red throat, ulceration of the tip of the tongue, poor appetite, no vomiting, soft abdomen, small liver and spleen, and soft neck.

At this time, the patient was diagnosed with hyponatremia, bilateral parotid abscess, complicated mumps or sepsis. On June 7th, the patient had a high fever continuously up to 41 degrees Celsius. The parotid abscess on both sides was cut, oozing blood pus, and liquid bridges 5 times/day.

The test result is positive for Burkholderia Pseudomallei bacteria, post-operative diagnosis of bilateral parotid abscess/Sepsis caused by Burkholderia Pseudomallei/TD meningitis.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Dak Lak province, after recording a case of Whitmore’s disease, the agency quickly responded to relevant information and organized investigation and monitoring at the hospital. community to prevent the spread of disease.

Online knowledge quoted Dr. Dang Thi Thuy – Head of Pediatrics Department, National Hospital for Tropical Diseases (Hanoi), saying that according to medical documents and epidemiological investigations, Whitmore does not have a seasonal distribution. scattered all year round. However, in the last 3-4 years, the number of cases increased from July to the end of the year.

Whitmore is commonly known as the “flesh-eating bacteria” disease caused by the bacterium Burkholderia Pseudomallei. This is an infectious disease that is difficult to detect because it is easily confused with other diseases and is not treated promptly. Even with the right diagnosis, treatment is extremely difficult and carries a high risk of death.

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