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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Flu virus can be deadly if it settles in the heart

In Beylikdüzü, Istanbul, last week, two children aged 2 and 5 who died while under treatment for an upper respiratory tract infection were diagnosed with myocardial infarction, known as heart muscle inflammation, but investigations are still ongoing. The children's deaths are thought to have been caused by myocardial infarction, while experts have warned of the disease. Pediatric Cardiologist Prof. Dr. "There is no such thing that every flu will hit the heart, but there is no fever in the child, but if there is a pulse height we call tachycardia, it should be evaluated in terms of the heart," he said.
An investigation is under way into the deaths of two boys, aged 2 and 5, who died last week in Beylikdüzü. The sudden deaths of children under treatment with signs of an upper respiratory infection are thought to have been caused by 'myocarditis', known as inflammation of the heart muscle. The Istanbul Provincial Health Directorate said that one of the children had been diagnosed with myocardial infarction, but that investigations were continuing.

Acıbadem University Faculty of Medicine, who warned about the issue of pediatric cardiology specialist Prof. Dr. Ender Ödemiş said, " the flu virus settles into the heart muscle, causing inflammation of the heart muscle and can lead to 'myocardial infarction'. While most children get over the disease without any symptoms, some children may experience serious consequences leading to heart transplants or even death. Not every flu is going to hit the heart, but if the child has a high pulse we call tachycardia even though there is no fever, it should also be evaluated in terms of the heart," he said.Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. Haluk Çokuğraş, on the other hand, loves the muscles of the flu virus, recently 'myositis' called novelization of the muscle began to see a lot of telling, "children, flu or upper respiratory tract infection can become unable to walk while having. We're looking at it.muscle enzymes are up Nov. This is because the virus is lodged in the muscles. They get better after treatment. If you don't want to get the flu, you have to get vaccinated. Especially those in the risk group need to get the flu vaccine," he said.Caution should be exercised if the pulse is high even though there is no fever. Dr. Paid rare, in this sad event with myocarditis should be wary of said that. "myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, in fact more than we expected, a common health problem especially in children. As can be seen due to the influenza virus that causes the flu, it is possible to fester the heart muscle after some other viruses that cause a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Diagnosis of these types of myocarditis is really not very easy. Because the symptoms are the same as an upper respiratory infection or flu. However, there is a very important determinant condition, tachycardia, in which the heart beats faster than normal. This is more common in children with myocardial infarction. Children with upper respiratory tract infection may experience tachycardia with fever. But in myocardial infarction, the heart beats very fast without too high fever can be noticed. In other words, if the heart beats too fast in a disproportionate way with fever, the child must be evaluated by a heart doctor."ANTIVIRAL drugs stop the virus from REPRODUCINGPROF. Dr. Ödemiş pointed out that a significant number of myocardial infarction cases recover spontaneously without any distress or even being noticed, and said: "in rare cases, there can be results. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart muscle is damaged by the contraction of the heart muscle and the development of severe heart failure that can lead to a heart transplant. In fact, the symptoms of viral infections are very similar in general. It's hard for doctors, let alone the family, to figure out if the heart muscle is holding. But it needs to be suspected. So first of all, we need to protect ourselves against viral infections, not be vulnerable. The use of Antiviral agents is a method that we have been applying a lot lately. It can also be used for the purpose of prophylaxis. or, if the tests were positive for influenza, it may be possible to prevent the virus from reproducing by oral antiviral drugs, reaching more serious levels and organ involvement. In the diagnosis of myocardial infarction, examination, electrocardiography (ECG) and echocardiography (Echo) and blood tests are used. Follow-up is usually done after diagnosis. But during that period, some treatments that support the heart muscle can also be applied. When the period of 3-4 weeks, which we call acute period, is overcome, 70 percent of children have no sequelae (disorder) without recovery. Very few of them show sudden death."Viruses are very fond of muscle tissue," said Professor of infection specialist at the Department of Child Health and diseases, Faculty of Medicine Nov. Dr. Haluk Çokuğraş pointed out that viruses are microorganisms that love muscle tissue, "if the virus holds the heart novelette, The Table of myocardial infarction will appear. However, recently, we see especially muscle weakness, which we call myositis, very often Nov. The boy has an upper respiratory infection, but he can't walk because of muscle weakness. This condition improves when the disease is treated. There are also rumors that the virus has changed this year. In fact, the characteristic of the flu virus is that it changes every year. So viruses actually make up, the immune system can't recognize it, or it's forced, and disease occurs. But sometimes she doesn't have makeup, she has plastic surgery, and then there are huge outbreaks. We are in full flu season, as every year there is an increase in the number of influenza this year. There's nothing out of the ordinary. This year H1N1 is more at the forefront," he said."I'M getting the flu shot three times that year, but I'm getting the flu, the vaccine doesn't work" approach is not correct, stressed Prof. Dr. Çokuğraş ended his words as follows::
"There are about 200 different viruses that cause upper respiratory tract infection, especially in children. Influenza is only one of them. When you are vaccinated, you may have another infection due to the remaining 199 viruses. However, when influenza is added to these infections later, the table becomes more severe. Therefore, the risk group must be vaccinated. Children under the age of 2, those over 65, those whose immune system has been suppressed in some way, those with diabetes, chronic diseases such as the heart, or patients who use cortisone need to get the flu shot. If you have a fever a second time after you have a virus infection, after the fever has fallen, then you have to be very vigilant. A bacterial infection in a body that is weakened by infection can be added much more easily and lead to heavier tables."

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