In Spain, three children under the age of 10 years have been diagnosed with acute hepatitis of unknown origin, the press release of the Department of Health of the Autonomous Community of Madrid said.
As TASS reported, the patients are minors from 2 to 7 years old. They were all admitted to a hospital in the Spanish capital, with one requiring a liver transplant.
Laboratory tests ruled out hepatitis viruses (A, B, C, D and E) and ruled out the usual causes that could cause acute hepatitis.
Earlier, the Spanish Ministry of Health sent to the autonomous communities an international health warning issued by the World Health Organization in connection with the cases detected in the pediatric population in the UK.
According to authorities in Madrid, the first international studies show that hepatitis is not associated with either the COVID-19 vaccination or the cases of infection. Symptoms are abdominal pain, vomiting or jaundice.
According to the AS newspaper, there has been an increase in cases of acute hepatitis in children in the United Kingdom in recent weeks, where about 70 cases have been identified.