Some souvenirs from abroad are not welcome. A woman from Bruntálska after her stay in Uganda knew and did not forget to visit this exotic country.
Silesian Hospital in Opava. Illustration photo.photo: THINK / finish Jarošová
The infectious department at Silesian Hospital has made another remarkable incision in its remarkableness. His experts treat a 40-year-old patient from Bruntál, who visited Uganda in the summer months in addition to the memories of the hardest malaria process. She ended up in Opa Hospital, and after recovering she returned home, but she had to return to the hospital fourteen days ago. Her brain probably affected the post-malarial neurological syndrome, which is a strange thing, because in the Czech Republic, a similar case has not yet been described. Surprised is also a doctor. "The lady had to vaccinate against yellow fever and jaundice before going to Africa. We repeatedly urged her to use antimalarials, but she refused to be in Africa for just ten days," reminds the head of communicable diseases, Petr Kümpel. If she had listened to her, she would save a lot of trouble. He only appeared in the jungle and the native villages once, but it was enough for insect bites.
After a few days of returning to the Czech Republic, fever and high fever were affected. She realized that it could be malaria, and she went straight to the Schlesian hospital. It was malaria and in the most serious type of malaria tropica, which is directly dangerous for life. Every year two million people die in the world. "Due to the patient's good condition, we managed to beat the disease quite quickly, and at the end of September we left home after the game of anti-rarals," said Kümpel. But malaria did not give up. A few weeks later, the wife took her husband to a hospital with disoriented mental hallucinations. "She was taken to an intensive care unit and went through a series of abortions that exclude dengue fever, tickling, tick encephalitis and other infections. After reading the literature on malaria, we have agreed that there is post-malarial neurological syndrome that may have exactly those manifestations Our female patient is probably the first in the country suffering from this syndrome. Its essence is the patient's autoimmune system, which can trigger this condition in the body after malaria, "explains Kümpel.
Nobody wants it
Despite the first hopeless situation, the women managed to turn around the unfavorable situation and are now fully informed. If everything goes well she can come home at home next week.
"I can not describe what I experienced, and some of the scenes were scary. I could not tell what was true and what was not. I remember managing my oldest daughter on my hospital bed when she was not right at my office. I do not want to experience it for anyone, says the unfortunate patient of her experiences. She works as a caregiver and she is used to helping sick people themselves. The care of medical staff in infectious diseases can not be approved. The worst is apparently out there, but the question is still how her brain will react to drug abuse.