Bizarre skin disease claims 14-year-old girl’s life

Pham Thi Huy, 14, in Ba Nam Commune, Quang Ngai Province died on April 17 from a mysterious skin disease while receiving treatment at Children Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

The official cause of the disease seems to be breathing and organ failure from complications, according to the HCMC Department of Health.

The province experienced 231 cases with 25 deaths from the mysterious skin disease since April 2011. Since the beginning of this year, two cases have been reported

The local medical center and the Quy Hoa National Leprosy Dermatology Hospital distributed medicine to local residents on April 18.

By Ha Minh – translated by Uyen Phuong

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