Two brothers from the northern city of Isfara – Mustafokhoja Mahmoudov, 6, and Abdullokhon Mahmoudov, 10 -- whose illness could not be diagnosed, now feel good and will be discharged from hospital in Dushanbe soon. 

Recall, Mustafokhoja and Abdullokhon were  treated in the Isfara central city hospital for three months and Isfara health workers failed to diagnose their illness.

By health minister’s instruction they were transferred to Dushanbe in mid-May.

The minister's instruction was given after civil society had appealed to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population (MoHSPP) and personally to him on social media with solicitation to take that situation under his control and provide assistance to the children. 

They noted that “the whole family has been in the hospital in Isfara in critical condition for already three months.”

“The woman and her two sons are ill, while her husband’s sister died; doctors cannot make a diagnosis.  Local doctors hide the situation and ask not to transfer them to another hospital.  They promise to cure them, but time is going and they are getting worse and worse.  They vomit blood and bruises are all over their bodies.  The woman no longer recognizes anyone,” reads the publication posted on social media. 

An official source within a MoHSPP said the boys had been transferred to the medical center in Dushanbe after that publication.

The “Shifobakhsh” Medical Center Director Khizmatullo Shamszoda told Asia-Plus that the boys were transferred to their center on May 15, at 8:00 pm.

Members of this family reportedly got sick after eating samsas with greens in mid-March.

The “Shifobakhsh” head physician Khizmatullo Shamszoda told Asia-Plus Friday afternoon that the latest examination and analysis results have shown that “no poisonous products were found in the children’s blood.”  “They now feel good and will be discharged soon,” Shamszoda said. 

However, he noted that the exact cause of the poisoning has not yet been established.

“The main problem in identifying the product of poisoning is that during three months of treatment in Isfara, the boys received plasma and other drugs several times and their organisms were being cleansed of the product of poisoning,” the head physician said. 

According to him, oil, which was used to make samsas with greens, has been sent for examination

The boys have been diagnosed with the secondary toxic coagulopathy.

The boys’ aunt Fotima, who looked after the boys in the hospital, told Asia-Plus that the boys’ parents have the same diagnosis, but the disease is more severe. 

Coagulopathy (also called a bleeding disorder) is a condition in which the blood's ability to coagulate (form clots) is impaired.  This condition can cause a tendency toward prolonged or excessive bleeding (bleeding diathesis), which may occur spontaneously or following an injury or medical and dental procedures.  Coagulopathies are sometimes erroneously referred to as "clotting disorders", but a clotting disorder is the opposite, defined as a predisposition to excessive clot formation (thrombus), also known as a hypercoagulable state or thrombophilia.

Coagulopathy may cause uncontrolled internal or external bleeding. Left untreated, uncontrolled bleeding may cause damage to joints, muscles, or internal organs and may be life-threatening.