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12-Year-Old Hungarian Girl Undergoes Heart Transplant Due to Coronavirus Complications

Júlia Tar 2021.10.04.

A 12-year-old girl needed a heart transplant due to complications from the coronavirus, reported RTL KLub’s news program.

Lilla Haszmann was vomiting and had diarrhea last December when her mother took her to the hospital. “I was very sick, I didn’t want to eat. I was also sleeping a lot,” she added.

The little girl was operated on for myocarditis. Only after the operation was it discovered that the coronavirus caused the inflammation. She didn’t experience the usual symptoms of the virus.

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Haszmann spent almost five months in the hospital where she also had an artificial heart, but after a while that did not help anymore.

Something happened that I never thought could happen to us. I mean, I don’t think anyone ever thinks about this,”

the girl’s mother, Brigitta Csörgő, said.

According to geneticist-virologist, Zsolt Boldogkői, who was asked by RTL Klub about the situation, the virus very rarely causes myocarditis for children.

Haszmann received a new heart in April, an operation that lasted almost ten hours. She hopes to go to school in January.

Featured photo illustration via pixabay.com


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