More than 1,400 children infected with Adenovirus, 7 deaths

On the evening of September 22, the National Children’s Hospital said that recently, the number of cases Adenovirus Positives detected at the National Children’s Hospital increased. From the beginning of 2022 until now, here has received 1,406 cases, of which 811 children were hospitalized (accounting for nearly 58%). There have been 7 deaths.

Only from August to September 21, the total number of detected cases of Adenovirus was 1,316 cases with 738 patients hospitalized for treatment. The rate of hospitalized children with Adenovirus accounts for about 4% of the total number of inpatients at the National Children’s Hospital.

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Treating pediatric patients with Adenovirus at the National Children’s Hospital

According to the leader of the National Children’s Hospital, in the face of an increasing trend in the number of Adenovirus cases, the hospital has issued documents and guidelines on management, distribution of reception, isolation for treatment and prevention. Adenovirus infection prevention.

Units with medical examination in hospitals strengthen early detection of suspected cases, assign tests to determine appropriate causes; Prescribing and guiding care for mild pediatric patients, pediatric outpatients. At the same time, timely isolation of suspected cases of Adenovirus infection or confirmed cases of Adenovirus infection.

The hospital has reserved 300 beds for the treatment of pediatric patients infected with Adenovirus who are hospitalized with mild diseases, diseases with respiratory damage alone or in combination with underlying diseases and severe comorbidities.

“The hospitalized pediatric patients are cared for and treated in a separate area, ensuring one bed for each child, minimizing cross-infection in the hospital,” said the leader of the National Children’s Hospital.

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The patient is being treated in an isolation ward

According to the leadership of the National Children’s Hospital, based on the synthesis of epidemiological, clinical data and actual treatment results, the hospital has actively developed and updated the treatment regimen according to the level of clinical care. severe and mild disease, bringing high efficiency and shortening treatment time for children.

The hospital has organized training, guidance on diagnosis and treatment of adenovirus for lower-level hospitals, and coordinated classification and referral to lower levels to treat eligible pediatric patients.

“Due to the proactive and timely response to the evolution of the Adenovirus disease, up to now, the National Children’s Hospital still ensures the collection and treatment of patients with Adenovirus, without overcrowding. “- the hospital representative informed.

According to the National Children’s Hospital, children with adenovirus pneumonia are indicated for hospitalization with one of the following factors:

– Shortness of breath: Tachypnea with age, chest indrawing, laryngeal dyspnea.

– Respiratory failure or hypoxemia: Purple, SpO 2

– Severe systemic signs: Vomiting unable to take medication, convulsions, lethargy, severe infection.

– Severe underlying diseases: Chronic lung disease, severe malnutrition, immunosuppression, severe cardiovascular disease…

– Lesions on chest X-ray: Severe lung damage, lung necrosis, lung abscesses…

Criteria for referral below for treatment of children with adenoviral pneumonia on stable treatment with the following factors:

– No respiratory failure: SpO2 of 94% or more, not purple.

– Reducing shortness of breath.

– No fever.

– Can be eaten by mouth.

– Severe disorders under control.

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