'Mysterious hepatitis' statement from the Pediatrics Institution: "There are no case reports in the country..."
The President of the Cyprus Turkish Pediatrics Institution, Dr. Ayşe Sayılı Erenel noted that there were no cases of "mysterious hepatitis" in the TRNC, and that there was no patient they suspected.
Stating that the Pediatrics Institution is a follower of the issue, Dr. “There is nothing to worry about,” Erenel said.
President of Cyprus Turkish Pediatric Institution, Child Health and Diseases and Pediatric Hematology Specialist Dr. Ayşe Sayılı Erenel made a statement to the Turkish Agency Cyprus (TAK) regarding the "mysterious hepatitis" cases reported to be seen in a 4-and-a-half-year-old child in Southern Cyprus, as well as in different countries of the world, and stated that the disease is not epidemic.
Stating that the virus especially affects children under the age of 10, Erenel stated that infectious liver failure and the need for transplantation are not common in children, except for hereditary or other liver diseases.
“NO CIRCUMSTANCE TO BE CONCERNED”
The President of the Cyprus Turkish Pediatrics Institution, Dr. Ayşe Sayılı Erenel said:
“Starting from the winter period, vomiting and diarrhea symptoms are seen in children under the age of 10 in England, Scotland and some European countries, and severe symptoms lead children to liver failure and even to transplantation. Since the cause of the infection could not be found, this disease was called mysterious. Adenovirus was detected in some patients, but not in all…
We did not receive such a case report in the country, nor did we suspect any patient. There is nothing to worry about. As the Pediatrics Institution, we are following the issue. We take this picture into consideration while evaluating the events…”
“A DOCTOR SHOULD BE REACHED IMMEDIATELY…”
Dr. Erenel also warned that in case of symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue and jaundice, she should contact a physician immediately.
“SPRING HAS COME FAST, THE CASES OF VOMITING AND DIARREAS HAVE INCREASED…”
Pointing out that diarrhea and vomiting complaints were seen in children during this period, Erenel said that there was an increase in these cases with the rapid arrival of spring, and that this was experienced at the turn of the season.
FIRST CASE IN THE SOUTH
Fileleftheros newspaper, published in Southern Cyprus, stated in its news today that a 4-and-a-half-year-old girl had an acute hepatitis case of unknown etiology, and that the authorities of the Makarios Hospital, to which they applied, informed the relevant units of Europe.