28 children die of Acute Kidney Injury

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The Epidemiology and Disease Control (EDC) unit at the Ministry of Health has announced that 28 out of 32 cases of AKI in children have died, representing over 87% mortality rate.

Over 35 cases were reported, while only 32 met the event-based case definition.

According to the EDC, the cases were reported from Western 1, Western 2, Lower River Region and Central River Region.

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“AKI is an abrupt (within hours) decrease in kidney function, which encompasses both injury (structural damage) and impairment (loss of function). It is a syndrome that rarely has a sole and distinct pathophysiology. Many patients with AKI have a mixed aetiology where the presence of sepsis, ischaemia and nephrotoxicity often co-exist and complicate recognition

and treatment,” EDC said.

Meanwhile, the EFSTH also confirmed discovering a rare condition which is being observed.