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This story was updated January 13, 2020, with an update on the condition of Jade and on January 10, with the news that Jade back home.

January 9, 2020 – Jade DeLucia, 4, of Iowa is home after the attack landed him in fighting the intensive care unit for her life and her

Amanda Phillips, mother Jade, say they hope for. The best and try to settle in at home since Jade discharged on January 9. “She’s doing great with walking, eating and talking, but still blind,” Phillips said Monday in an interview with WebMD.

Doctors say Jade developed a very rare complication of flu. “What we think is happening is [a condition called], was the reaction after a flu infection, the inflammatory process that can lead to blindness,” said Alex Bassuk, MD, PhD, director of the division of neurology pediatrics for the University of Iowa Stead Hospital Family Children in Iowa City, one of the first physicians who care for Jade. He was airlifted to a hospital a 24 Des after being diagnosed with the flu, according to Jennifer Brown, PhD, spokesman for the Iowa City hospital.

“It is a rare process that occurs and often occur after influenza,” said Bassuk. “But it is very rare even with influenza.”

Inflammation of encephalopathy can lead to blindness, Bassuk said. The last case he saw it in 2003, he said, and he has been training since 1999. “He was treated with various types of antinflammatories -. As steroids and intravenous immunoglobulin Now we just have to wait for me to expect some, recovery.” < p> one of the doctors Jade, Theresa Republic, MD, told CNN it could take 3 to 6 months before they know if Jade was permanent vision loss.

grandmother of the girl, Courtney Frey, told a local that the infection made her brain to swell. On the Facebook page for fighting family support help Jade, there is mention of vision problems. that Jade had been diagnosed with, which is usually caused by a viral infection.

The recovery process is slow but steady, his team said. ” Jade continues to increase gradually and strength and ability to respond to commands consistently improved. However, vision is affected, probably at the level of the brain, and she needs more diagnostic tests. He will get a follow usual up visits to neurology and ophthalmology team as an outpatient, “said Aditya Badheka, MD, medical director of the Intensive Care Unit of the Pediatric hospital.

mother Jade, Amanda Phillips, talking about what is happening in front of their debit at Fundraiser for Jade pages.

“We’re doing the final test here soon to see if he would react to her eyes,” wrote Phillips. “If the brain does not respond then there is hope for his eyesight back. If not then we will take home the most courageous, the strongest, kindest, the blind girl I will every meet. “

Aaron Glatt, MD, chairman of medicine at Mount Sinai South Nassau and a professor of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, said the flu can cause problems. He does not treat Jade.

“Luckily it was not very common, but not unheard of,” says Glatt. “It can cause problems in the brain,” the lack of oxygen that affects how well the brain.

The flu virus can also affect the eyes, said.

year’s flu season is shaping up as one bad, according to, for the week ending December 28th the activity of seasonal flu in the US is high, the CDC says, and continues to increase.

influenza B / Victoria viruses are the most common now nationwide, and it was not unusual for this time of year, the CDC said. Next most common is the influenza A (H1N1) strain.

Five new child deaths blamed on the flu were reported during the 2019-2020 season December 28 week total for the season was 27 child deaths , at 28 Des

children younger than 5 years, and especially those younger than 2, higher risk of getting problems related to the flu seriously, the CDC said. the recommended annually for children 6 months and older.

Complications include ,, mas ne of the brain, problems, and. Since 2010, hospitalizations for chi ldren under 5 each year has ranged from 7000 to 26,000, the CDC said.

flu fatalities are relatively rare in children. Since 2004-2005, the number of deaths reported each year ranges from 37-187; but said the deaths could be reported. For example, during 2017-2018 season, the number may have been closer to 600

CDC :. “FluView,” December 28, 2019, “Children & Influenza (Flu)”

Aaron Glatt, MD, chairman of medicine, Mount Sinai South Nassau; professor of medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

Jennifer Brown, PhD, spokesman for the University of Iowa Health

Facebook: .. Fundraiser for Jade in January. 9, 2020

Local 21 News: “fighting four years to live, suffered brain damage after getting flu”

GoFundMe :. Jade Hospital Fund

CNN.com, “Flu leaves blind girl 4 years in Iowa.”

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