This is sad news coming to us from the United States. Following the health crisis involving vaping and then by presence of vitamin E acetatea young man of 17 years old was hospitalized for pneumonia. Gravely ill, he had to undergo a two-lung transplant in Detroit.
A 17-year-old American had to undergo a transplant of both lungs in Detroit, due to the injuries caused by the use of adulterated products, announced on Tuesday the Henry Ford Hospital from Detroit, cited by the agency Reuters. This is the first time since the start of the epidemic of pulmonary diseases linked to their consumption that a patient has to be twice transplanted.
The young man was admitted on September 5 at St. John's Hospital in Detroit, presenting symptoms similar to those of pneumonia. His breathing capacity rapidly deteriorated, and he had to be intubated, before being transferred to Henry Ford Hospital on October 3, in critical medical condition. The severity of his condition and the damage to his lungs put him at the top of the list for transplant seekers, and the operation could be completed on October 15.
Dr. Hassan Nemeh, one of the three cardiovascular surgeons who performed the transplant, said before the procedure that “ this teenager was at risk of imminent death without a double-lung transplant" page (in French).
« Our lives have been changed forever“, Then explained the family of the teenager in a press release. He " went from the classic life of a perfectly healthy 16 year old athlete… to waking up intubated and with new lungs, facing a long and painful remission According to the members of his family.
Although the young man's state of health has improved, a long period of recovery awaits him before recovering his mobility and strength. Let us recall in passing that if vaping is not yet considered to be out of the question, the presence of vitamin E acetate is considered to be one of the probable reasons for this epidemic ...