Seven probable cases of acute childhood hepatitis detected in Canada

Seven possible cases of acute childhood hepatitis detected in Canada. Photo: Pixabay

the biggest children’s hospital of Canadathe SickKids of Torontoinvestigating seven probable cases of acute childhood hepatitis of unknown origin similar to those detected in several European countries.

SickKids said in a statement that although the seven cases detected at the hospital are not yet confirmedThe symptom coincide with the definition given by the health authorities.

The cases were detected between October 2021 and April 30 this year.

On April 27, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reported that an unknown number of probable cases of acute childhood hepatitis.

SickKids also said it monitors other patients for symptoms of hepatitis, such as dark-colored urine or jaundice.

The hospital said in a statement that it receives each year the patients who suffer from acute infantile hepatitis of unknown origin and that the establishment has not yet determined whether the seven cases detected are a exception or if they are confirmed cases new hepatic pathology.

Although the hepatitis It is normally caused by certain types of viruses, in the cases studied the presence of these viruses was not detected.

Today, May 10, 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) said it had received reports of 348 probable cases of childhood acute hepatitis of unknown origin, with an additional 70 cases awaiting classification.

Of the 348 confirmed cases of new acute childhood hepatitis, 163 are concentrated in the UK, where the disease was initially detected.

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