Some souvenirs from abroad are not expected. A woman from Bruntálska, after her stay in Uganda, knew herself and did not forget to visit this exotic country.
Silesian Hospital in Opava. Illustration photo.Photo: DENK / Klára Jarošová
The Silesian Hospital Infection Department has, in a way, made another significant venue. Her experts are treating 40-year-old patients from Brunswick, who came to Uganda in late summer to find out more about the worst malaria. She came to the Oprah Hospital's Infection Department and after treatment she returned home, but fourteen days ago she had to return to the hospital. Her brain may have been affected by the post-malaria neurological syndrome, which is a peculiar nature, because a similar case in the Czech Republic has not yet been described. Surprises are also doctors. "Lady we had to be vaccinated against yellow fever and jaundice before they left Africa. We have repeatedly advised him to use anti-malaria, but she refused to stay in Africa for only ten days," recalls Petr Kümpel, Infectious Disease Headquarters. If she were subject to her, she would save a lot of trouble. He only entered the jungle and the local villages once, but it was enough for insect bites.
A few days after her return to the Czech Republic she suffered from fever and fever. She realized that she might be malaria and she went directly to the Silesian hospital. It was malaria, and the most serious form of malaria tropica, which is directly life-threatening. About two million people die every year in the world. "Thanks to the good condition of the patient, we managed to overcome the disease quite quickly, and at the end of September we released it at home after the antimalarial leak," says Kimpel. But malaria does not succumb. A few weeks later, the wife brought her husband to the hospital with disorientated mental hallucinations. "He was taken to an intensive care unit and completed a series of abortions that eliminated fever, fever, tick-borne encephalitis and other infections. When reading the literature on malaria, we have come across information that the post-malarial neurological syndrome has such manifestations. is probably the first in the country suffering from this syndrome. Its essence is the patient's autoimmune system that can cause this condition in the body after malaria, "Kimpel explains.
Nobody wants it
In spite of the initial hopeless situation, fortunately women have been able to change the disadvantage and are now fully oriented. If everything goes well, next week she can return home.
"I can not describe what I was, and some of the scenes were intimidating. I could not tell what was true and what was not. I remember that I was dealing with my eldest daughter on my hospital bed when she was not really in my office. I do not want to experience it to nobody, "says the unlucky patient for her experience. She works as a carer and she is used to help sick people themselves. The care of a group of infectious medical staff can not be approved. The worst thing is obvious, but the question still remains how her brain will react to the withdrawal of the drug.