With 3 suspected cases in SC, ‘mysterious’ hepatitis may be linked to CoVID-19 infection

With 3 suspected cases in SC, ‘mysterious’ hepatitis may be linked to CoVID-19 infection

This Friday (13), the day the third suspected case of childhood hepatitis of mysterious origin was announced in Santa Catarina by DIVE / SC (Santa Catarina’s Directorate of Infectious Diseases Surveillance), new research suggests that Due to the infection, according to the WHO (World Health Organization), the Sars-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid 19, may be linked to the disease, which has already caused more than 300 cases worldwide. Have done

The study was conducted at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Imperial College London, UK and in the United States, and was published in an article in the scientific journal The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology.

The research was conducted at Imperial College London, UK and Cedars Sinai Medical Center, USA.  Photo: Reproduction: Getty Images via BBC NewsThe research was conducted at Imperial College London, United Kingdom and Cedars Sinai Medical Center, USA – Photo: Reproduction: Getty Images via BBC News

Researchers suspect that there is an adenovirus behind the disease – the pathogen that causes the common cold. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

The hepatitis cases recorded so far have been negatively tested for the traditional viruses that cause inflammation: A, B, C, D and E. That’s why since April, when the reports started, experts have asked for an explanation of this secret.

The British Health Agency’s main hypothesis is that it is caused by adenovirus 41F, a pathogen identified in 72% of children with inflammation in the UK. However, they are still considering the possibility that the problem is a post-CoVID-19 infection syndrome, an effect that will be limited to different variants of Ômicron. According to researchers, both hypotheses may be correct.

The article raises the possibility that Sars-CoV-2 has long-lasting effects on the body, leading to increased inflammation when children are exposed to the adenovirus. They point out that the CoVID-19 virus builds up deposits that remain in the stomach after infection, and that the virus can cause repeated secretions of proteins that activate immune cells.

Recurrence will be related to Sars-CoV-2, which has an effect called superintigen, which causes certain viruses or bacteria to be more active in some people than normal concentration of immune T cells. The problem is that this overpopulation of immune system cells, abnormally, causes many inflammatory events in the body.

The thesis is reinforced because in Israel, 11 out of 12 children with hepatitis have tested positive for covid 19 in recent months. Experts say any association with the vaccine has been ruled out. This is because most cases occur in children under the age of 5, people who have not been vaccinated.

Suspicious cases in the Supreme Court

Three suspected cases are being investigated in Santa Catarina. The latest case, released Friday, is a three-year-old boy from Sao Jose in Florianopolis, who has been hospitalized in the capital. Symptoms started in April and the interesting fact is that tests for hepatitis A, B and C came back negative.

According to DIVE, all three cases are being investigated by the municipal health department. Investigations are also being conducted in collaboration with DIVE and Santa Catarina Central Laboratory (LACEN / SC) to conduct the necessary laboratory tests.

Remember the rest

On May 6, the first suspected case of “mysterious” hepatitis was reported on the north coast of Santa Catarina. The 7-year-old girl was admitted to Pacino Anju Children’s Hospital and was released on Monday (9).

The second case was reported only three days later (9). The record belongs to a 16-year-old boy from Balnerio Camborio on the north coast of the state.

The teen did not need to be hospitalized and is being monitored at home by state and municipal epidemiological surveillance.

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