The prophylaxis was activated on people who had contact with the young woman who lived in the San Martino district
Genoa – Just before 5 o'clock, a case of meningococcal sepsis was certified at the emergency room at San Martino Hospital: a young geno woman died . His name was Ilaria Caccia and he was 27 years old.
She had been hospitalized under very serious conditions in intensive care.
As usual, prophylaxis was activated on persons who had contact with the young woman who lived in the San Martino district, according to the provisions of Asl. Last Saturday, the 27-year-old attended a party in the congregation via Padre Semeria. The young woman worked as a waitress at a restaurant in Genoa.
"This is a meningococcal sepsis an infection that mainly concerns blood. It was also a first involvement at the meninges level, but it had a rapid spread": this is how the director of the Infectious Diseases Unit in Policlinico San Martino Matteo Bassetti explained the causes of the 27-year-old's death.
Diagnosis del San Martino
From the microbiological tests conducted by the medical team led by Professor Anna Marchese in the Department of Microbiology, it was found that meningocum causing the death of the young patient belongs to the serogroup C together in B it seems to be the most frequent and aggressive in Italy and in Europe, according to case studies.
The patient's hospital stay took place during the night
The girl felt ill from yesterday, she arrived in the emergency room last night, but there was nothing to do. "The course is very fast, but we reassure citizens: these cases at the national level are very few ," Bassetti reiterates. Meningococcal contraction probably occurred through the airways, but the analyzes are ongoing. "The bacterium arrived in the blood and created a devastating infection that created a septic shock. The patient was immediately given antibiotic treatment, but unfortunately these infections are devastating. Unfortunately, nothing could be done," Bassetti said.
"It was a tumultuous course of illness, a course so fast that nothing could be done ," explained Professor and Head of Prevention and Health Planning by Alisa Filippo Ansaldi. After the first symptoms appeared yesterday, the girl arrived at San Martino's emergency morning this morning at 5am and 1