News reports about a possible connection between COVID-19 and a rare but serious health condition in children called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) are the latest fear factor.
Scientists from around the world, including pediatric specialists, are working together to understand MIS-C and how best to diagnose and treat it.
What is known about MIS-C :
Children with MIS-C are very ill and have a fever and inflammation in their body that gets confirmed from lab tests. While different, MIS-C has some of the same symptoms as other rare childhood conditions such as Kawasaki Disease and toxic shock syndrome. Children with MIS-C may also have thrombosis (blood clots), poor heart function and problems with many organs, such as the intestines, heart, brain, lungs, skin, and kidneys.
These children need help from paediatricians and other paediatric specialists like Paediatric Cardiologist, Paediatric Nephrologist etc.
Acces the links below to read more about MIS-C.
News Story about MIS-C :
Research paper about MIS -C