Baby infected with rare disease saved

March 14, 2018 | 14:39
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A 14 day-old baby infected with a rare intestinal disease is now in stable condition after the surgery, doctors of the Paediatrics Hospital of southern Đồng NaiProvince said on Monday.
baby infected with rare disease saved
The 14-day-old baby is treated at the Paediatrics Hospital of southern Đồng Nai Province. - VNA/VNS Photo Lê Xuân

The baby from the Central Highlands province of Lâm Đồng was born with intestines outside her abdomen. She was hospitalised with the symptoms of cerebral haemorrhage after premature birth.

Her mother was diagnosed with a similar disease.

Doctor Vũ Công Tầm, head of department of surgery, anesthesiology and recovery of Đồng Nai Province’s PaediatricsHospital said that if the operation had not been conducted to move intestines inside the abdomen, the baby’s life would have been threatened.

Tầm said that the illness occurs in one of every 15,000 to 30,000 babies.

He advised pregnant women to receive regular genetic tests and health check-ups to identify the disease.


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