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Health authority investigates suspected case of sepsis after receiving beauty treatment

Health authority investigates suspected case of sepsis after receiving beauty treatment

A 25-year-old woman got fever and headache shortly after receiving intravenous injection treatment, and the clinical diagnosis was suspected sepsis. The Department of Health (DH) reminds the public that intravenous injections should only be performed by healthcare professionals.
The DH was notified by the Hospital Authority on Wednesday of a suspected case of sepsis after the female patient received an intravenous injection of glutathione in Yau Ma Tei by suspected non-healthcare personnel.

She had attended the premises to receive intravenous injection of glutathione for 10 times and got her last injection on July 5. Glutathione is said to be effective for skin brightening and anti-aging.

She had presented with fever and headache shortly after the injection. She attended the North Lantau Hospital and was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit of Princess Margaret Hospital on the same day.

The clinical diagnosis was suspected sepsis. Her condition is currently stable.

The DH urged the public not to receive any treatment, in particular intravenous injection, by non-healthcare personnel. Those who had received any intravenous injections and feel unwell or develop symptoms such as fever, they should seek medical attention immediately.
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