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Man goes to ICU after use of contrast MRI in SP

 
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Facade of Frei Galvão Maternity Hospital in Guaratingueta, São Paulo
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Facade of Frei Galvão Maternity Hospital in Guaratingueta, São Paulo

A man fell ill and had to be hospitalized in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Hospital Maternity Frei Galvão after making use of the contrast substance used to aid visualization of MRI in Guaratinguetá (SP). The event took place yesterday (31) at the hospital, which is private.

The Health Surveillance Guaratinguetá determined the precautionary ban batch of drugs used in the procedure that resulted in the hospitalization of man. The agency said it is recalling batches at health facilities in the municipality to avoid being injected in most patients.

The surveillance also informed that it is investigating the causes, but there are suspicions that the patient has suffered an allergic reaction to the dye.

On Monday (28), three people died in Campinas, a city in the interior of São Paulo, after a brain MRI with contrast. The victims, a woman of 25 years and two men, one 34 and another 39, had taken the exam in the private hospital Vera Cruz.

On occasion, the State Sanitary Surveillance embargoed throughout the state of São Paulo products that have been used in patients who died after exams. According to the Surveillance of Guaratinguetá, lots interdicted the municipality today are different from those that caused the deaths of Campinas.

Source: AGÊNCIA BRASIL
   Palavras-chave:   Resonance    Deaths    Health monitoring    Guaratinguetá    ICU    Intensive care unit    St. Paul   
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