KAMPALA – Deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura has assured the public that Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago is a stable health condition after he was flown to Kenya for treatment on Tuesday, November 24.
According to Nyanjura, the Lord Mayor is battling acute anaphylaxis which became persistent on treatment, leading to referral to Nairobi.
“The Lord Mayor was diagnosed with acute anaphylaxis which became persistent on treatment. While he is not in a critical condition, doctors found it advisable to conduct further examinations and management. Following this advice, the Lord Mayor departed yesterday for Nairobi where he arrived safely and has since commenced the necessary medical procedures,” she said on Wednesday, 25 November 2020.
“The Office of the Lord Mayor appreciates the overwhelming concerns and sympathies. We hope for his quick recovery and return to Kampala,” she added.
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death if not treated fast. Anaphylaxis is the result of the immune system, the body’s natural defence system, overreacting to a trigger.
Common anaphylaxis triggers include foods – including nuts, milk, fish, shellfish, eggs and some fruits; medicines – including some antibiotics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin; insect stings – particularly wasp and bee stings; general anaesthetic; contrast agents – dyes used in some medical tests to help certain areas of your body show up better on scans and latex – a type of rubber found in some rubber gloves and condoms