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Fatal skin condition found in Quang Ngai

Update: March, 24/2014 - 08:02

Local and foreign experts, including those from the World Health Organisation, have yet to find the cause of the disease or devise an effective treatment method, which has been mostly found to have infected residents of Ba To District.— Photo VNExpress

QUANG NGAI (VNS) — A resident has been diagnosed as infected with a potentially fatal skin disease in the province of Quang Ngai, following no cases of the disease being reported for 11 months.

The health centre of Ba To District, Quang Ngai Province, has confirmed it received a patient displaying symptoms of the skin disease, including dermatitis and a thick, horny layer of skin spreading across his hands and feet.

The 37 year-old patient, identified as Pham Van Troi, was sent to the health centre on March 19 with blisters on his hands and feet and an increased liver enzyme level, said the head of the centre, Dang Thi Phuong.

Troi hails from Ba Dien Commune, Ba To district. He was one of four members of his family to contract the deadly disease in 2012, with one of them dying.

The disease has killed 24 out of 240 people infected with it since it first appeared in 2011.

Local and foreign experts, including those from the World Health Organisation, have yet to find the cause of the disease or devise an effective treatment method, which has been mostly found to have infected residents of Ba To District. — VNS

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