15 February 2013

Gambia: 18 - Year Old Youth Seeks Assistance for Overseas Treatment

Kumana Corrah is an 18 year old youth who was referred to the Nephrology unit of the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital with diagnosis of chronic renal failure (MRC No: 2010/24900).

The medical report from the RVTH reveals that he was received at the A/E of Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital complained of a two week's history of law grade which is intermittent.

The report also reveals that this young man is also complaining of none productive cough and facial swelling. He was referred with the following lab results.

Creatinine 1212 umol/L dated 10th/l2/l2, urea 35.7mmol/L. He was started on haemodiaysis and is presently on chronic haemodiaysis.

O/E: Pale mucosa, oedema both legs, puff pale.

Past Medical History: No history of any chronic illness reported. He was admitted at Bansang Hospital about two years ago but cannot tell why.

Drug history: It is difficult to get information related to drug history.

Family and social history: He is an Arabic student. Parents are farmers. He live in a polygamous family often siblings.

The Uncle Ebrima Corrah brought the issue before Foroyaa yesterday morning, that he is an uncle to the patient and a Foster parent. He was appearing desperate and said the father of the young boy Tamba Kora is a poor farmer and neither him nor the father can afford to pay for his treatment abroad. He is appealing to any good Samaritan or philanthropist organisation to come to the aid of this young boy.

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