One child a day is operated on for appendicitis at the El Carmen de Huancayo hospital

One child a day is operated on for appendicitis at the El Carmen de Huancayo hospital

In the carmen hospitalA child is operated on daily for acute appendicitis, reported the head of pediatric surgery at the hospital, Alison Quispealaya Ascanio. The appendix is ​​usually complicated by intestinal obstructions or even when infants suffer from constant respiratory infections, the specialist said.

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There have even been cases of 3-year-old children who have become complicated when their parents do not identify the warning signs such as intense abdominal pain, fever and vomiting, in addition to not wanting to eat. Whereupon they self-medicate and only give them home remedies and herbs that only complicate them.

Finally, he mentioned that the demand for pediatric surgeries in children and neonates increased in the El Carmen hospital, yesterday they had 16 post-operative and hospitalized patients when they only have 13 beds.

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It is because they had to request 3 more beds from other services. Pediatric surgery specialists are also responsible for the care and treatment of premature babies hospitalized in neonatology.

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