COVID has shaken our world for the past two years. Many people died and got affected by post covid diseases even after getting rid of Covid. One of them is Misc (Multi Inflammatory syndrome in Children), detected in 2020 by physicians in the US and UK.
It is a severe condition developed in children post covid infection.
In this article, we have covered everything about this uncommon but severe disease.
The disc developed after children got infected by the COVID-causing virus and shares Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome features. Most of the cases occurred in children aged 3 to 12 years.
According to the mayo clinic, it is diagnosed by lab tests such as blood and urine tests, the tests that check the level of inflammatory markers in the blood, ultrasound, chest X-ray, and the anti-body tests of covid.
It is can also develop in adults after their Covid infection, and many didn’t even know about its development, so it’sessential to know its symptoms and severity.
Symptoms of MISC
It causes inflammation in organs and tissues such as the heart, lungs, skin, blood vessels, kidney, digestive system, brain, and eye, which can make the condition of some children very severe.
The symptoms include continuous fever with stomach pain, vomiting, bloodshot eyes, dizziness, diarrhea, and rashes on the skin.
The emergency symptoms which can take worse events include severe stomach pain, inability to stay awake, confusion, the color of skin (pale, grey, or blue-colored skin, lips or nail-bed), and swelling of hands & feet.
Is it death threatening?
It is a syndrome that is treatable if got detected. It is risky if the treatment got delayed.
The inflammation can badly affect the heart and other organs, which need immediate medical assistance.
Recently, a child had passed away from Misc in Wisconsin.
When to see the doctor?
Generally, MISC occurs after a week or two of COVID infection; if your child has an ongoing fever for more than three days with any of these symptoms, then immediately calls your doctor and pediatrician as it is a treatable syndrome.
How to protect your child from Misc?
The best way to protect your child from Covid infection is strictly following COVID precautions. And if he got infected by the covid virus, then keep extra care of him after a covid illness.
Misc maximum cases occurred during the third wave of Covid. It is deadly and needs to be careful until we threaten the COVID virus.