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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) Associated with COVID-19

Lifestyle 10 Jun 2021 795 0

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) is a problem of swelling of the heart, lungs, kidneys, and skin of children infected with Covid-19. It usually appears two to four weeks after corona infection. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the disease, which is found in very few people, can be dangerous. In April 2020, children in hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom were diagnosed with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C). This condition is also called pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS).

Which causes the blood vessels throughout the child's body to become swollen. Toxic shock syndrome is a combination of symptoms, involving many systems of the body. Some bacterial infections release toxins into the bloodstream, which spread to other parts of our body. It can cause serious damage and disease. "As blood vessels become inflamed, they can restrict blood flow, affecting the heart, kidneys, and other organs," said Dr. Kim. "This symptom may be due to our body's response to the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2)."

What are the symptoms?

  • Fever continuously for three days
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Red spots appear on the body
  • Stomach ache
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Blue skin, lips, or nails
  • Red eyes
  • Swelling of hands and feet

The Ministry of Health has advised parents to take their children to the hospital immediately if they have a fever for three consecutive days and show any of the above two symptoms.

Detailed information is not available as this symptom has only recently been discovered. Scientists say more studies are needed. However, the coronavirus is found in children who are infected or come in contact with the infected, the ministry said.

The ministry has suggested the parents follow the public health safety standards to prevent such problems in children.

MIS-C is not only very rare but can also be dangerous. Children need to see a doctor as soon as their symptoms appear.

This symptom can appear within four weeks of being infected with the new coronavirus.

Children in the age group of 2-15 years are most affected by MIS-C.

Treatment of MIS-C is possible. The use of drugs prevents damage to sensitive organs, especially the heart.

Treatment of MIS-C:

According to Kim, it can be treated with interventional immunoglobulins, steroids, and other anti-inflammatory drugs.

The use of drugs, in particular, protects against damage to the heart, kidneys, and other specialized organs of the body. Doctors in Nepal use a drug used in the treatment of Japanese kavaski, discovered in 2020. Although somewhat expensive, it is treated in Nepal.

What is the relationship between MIS-C and Covid-19?

Physicians are studying whether there is a link between MIS-C and Covid-19. But many questions remain unanswered.

The CDC has said it is linked to the MIS-C virus. But it is also seen in children who have no symptoms of the corona, such as breathing problems or coughing.