Some souvenirs from abroad are not welcome. 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 picturePhoto: DENK / Klára Jarošová
The infectious department of the Silesian Hospital has made another notable note in its notoriety. His experts treat a forty-year-old patient from Bruntál, who visited Uganda late summer besides memories of the most difficult malaria. He finished in the infectious department of the Opava hospital and, after the healing, he returned home, but had to return to the hospital fourteen days ago. The brain probably affected post-malaria neurological syndrome, something peculiar, as in the Czech Republic a similar case has not yet been described. Surprised they are also doctors. "Mrs. had to vaccinate against yellow fever and jaundice before leaving for Africa. They repeatedly recommend that you use antimalarials, but declined to be in Africa for only ten days," recalls the head of infectious diseases, Petr Kümpel. If he obeyed, he had saved many problems. He only dives in the jungle and indigenous villages once, but it was enough for insect bites.
After a few days of returning to the Czech Republic, fever and high fever suffered. She understood that it could be malaria and went straight to the Silesian hospital. It was malaria and in the most serious form of Tropical Malaria, which is directly dangerous for life. Every year, about two million people die in the world. "Due to the patient's good condition, he managed to overcome the disease quite quickly and, at the end of September, we released it at home after the spilling of the antimalarials," says Kümpel. But malaria did not give up. A few weeks later, the woman brought her husband to a hospital with disoriented mental hallucinations. "He was taken to an intensive care unit and went through a series of abortions that excluded fever of dengue, cochineal, tic encephalitis, and other infections. When reading literature on malaria, we found the information that there was a syndrome post-malaria neurology that may have exactly these manifestations. Our patient is probably the first in the country to suffer from this syndrome. Its essence is the patient's autoimmune system, which can trigger this condition in the body after malaria, "explains Kümpel .
No one wants it
Despite the desperate initial situation, fortunately women have managed to reverse the unfavorable situation and are now fully oriented. If everything goes well, I could go home for the next week.
"I can not describe what I was living, and some of the scenes were scared. I could not say what was true and what was not. I remember managing my eldest daughter in the bed of my hospital when I was not really in my office. I want to prove to anyone, "says the patient unhappy about his experiences. She works as a caretaker and she is accustomed to helping sick people. The care of the medical personnel team of infectious diseases can not be approved. The worst thing is obviously out there, but the question remains how your brain will respond to the withdrawal of drugs.