Ground Report | New Delhi: Doctors warn of dangerous; In India, among children who have recovered from COVID-19, they began to more often identify multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), according to doctors from the Institute for Post-Dimplom Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), The Times of India reports.
“The syndrome has been around for a year now, and now we are getting more and more cases,” said Professor Muralidharan Jayashri, head of the pediatric emergency and intensive care unit at PGIMER. She added that children after suffering a coronavirus should be monitored by a doctor for the detection of the multisystem inflammatory syndrome.
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) – a rare, but serious condition gastrointestinal in adolescents and children, it follows from the data of the medical journal The Lancet. The syndrome usually manifests itself two to six weeks after COVID-19 and was first described in Europe in April 2020. Most often, the syndrome is detected in children aged 6–12 years.
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About 60% of patients are admitted to intensive care, about 2% die, writes The Lancet. The disease affects the functioning of the heart, gastrointestinal tract, as well as the respiratory and renal systems.
The Times of India points out , that the complications were recorded including a two-month baby. The syndrome can develop even if the coronavirus was transferred asymptomatically.
Most children tolerate COVID-19 easily, but when the syndrome develops, they show severe inflammation of organs and tissues, for example, in the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, and eyes, says Anurak Agarwal, professor of pediatrics at Log Nayak Hospital, reports The Times of India. ( Doctors warn of dangerous )
“The disease can manifest itself in varying degrees of severity, both in a mild form and in a life-threatening condition. If diagnosed on time, it responds very well to therapy, for example, with steroids, intravenous immunoglobulin, low molecular weight heparin and other means, ”the professor assured.
Experts interviewed by the publication recommended that children engage in physical exercise and move more in order to reduce the risk of developing the syndrome.
At the end of 2020, Moscow authorities reported 110 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children after COVID-19 disease. Deputy Mayor of Moscow Anastasia Rakova said that at that time more than 45 thousand children had been transferred to the coronavirus in the capital.
In India, over the past day, 46 148 cases of COVID-19 have been identified, 979 people have died, according to official data . Over the entire period of the epidemic, 30,279,331 cases of the disease were recorded there, 396,730 people died.