The Health Secretary reported that a 32-year-old doctor who received the Pfizer against Covid-19 She is hospitalized in the intensive care unit of a high specialty hospital attached to the Mexican Institute of Social Security in New Lion, after presenting skin rash, seizures, decreased muscle strength and shortness of breath
The agency stressed that the health professional is under medical surveillance and in treatment by specialists in critical medicine to reduce the brain inflammationHe who presented, will also continue with intensive specialized treatment based on steroids and anticonvulsants to reduce the risk of sequelae.
Through a statement, the SSa explained that the doctor had a reaction to the Covid vaccine within half an hour after application, so it was detected within the specific observation area of the vaccination cell in which the dose was received.
In this regard, health authorities highlighted that the case is already being studied to determine the direct cause of the condition presented by the health professional. The initial diagnosis is encephalomyelitis under study, It is reported stable, without the presence of seizures in the last hours.
He added that the doctor assigned to Social Security has a history of allergy to Trimethoprim with sulfamethoxazole, which can cause serious symptoms and even death and is characterized, among other things, by skin rashes, angioedema and anaphylactic reaction.
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With the scientific evidence available from clinical trials of the Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine against the SarsCoV2 virus, no person had previously developed encephalitis after administration of the vaccine.
Health authorities represented by the General Directorate of Epidemiology and the National Center for Childhood and Adolescent Health (Censia) are investigating the case together with the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), under the ESAVI protocol: Supposedly Attributable Events to Vaccination and Immunization, established by the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris).