The CDC report says that the investigation has revealed that the import of drugs in Gambia contaminated with diethylene glycol (DEG) or ethylene glycol (EG) has caused the problem of AKI (kidney disease) in children.
CDC released the report. (representative picture)
America’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a joint investigation by the Gambia’s health authority believe that Gambia There is a strong link between child deaths in the U.S. and consumption of allegedly contaminated cough syrup manufactured in India. World Health Organization issued an alert in October 2022 saying that four cough syrups being supplied to Gambia by Indian company Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limited did not conform to the quality norms and claimed that these were linked to the deaths of several children in Gambia.
This investigation strongly suggests that AKI (kidney disease) in children was caused by imports into The Gambia of drugs contaminated with diethylene glycol (DEG) or ethylene glycol (EG) Is.
death of children in gambia
In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued an alert in October 2022 saying that the quality of four types of cough syrup being supplied to Gambia by Indian company Maiden Pharmaceuticals Limited is not up to standard. He claimed that these cups of syrup were linked to the deaths of children in the Gambia.
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oliguria or anuria problems
At the same time, it has been said in the report of the CDC that in most cases of acute kidney injury (AKI), the patient has problems of oliguria or anuria. Kidneys stop functioning within maximum 3 days because during this time the amount of serum creatinine and blood urea nitrogen increases.
Identification of cause of death in children
Last August, the Gambia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) was contacted for assistance in identifying deaths in children, according to the CDC. The report also states that in previous DEG outbreaks, manufacturers were suspected of substituting DEG with more expensive, pharmaceutical-grade solvents.
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