Children with multiple systems of inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) are thought to be a condition associated with the SARS-CoV-2 virus,media Slash Gear reported. According to a new study by the University of Texas At the San Antonio Health Science Center, MIS-C can severely damage children’s hearts and affect their lives. The damage can be so severe that children will need to be monitored – and perhaps even health interventions.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that MIS-C associated with COVID-19 is a condition that causes inflammation of various body parts. Inflammation can target major systems and organs, including the brain and heart, put children at risk of death or severe disability. Experts haven’t figured out what’s going on with MIS-C, but it’s already linked to the respiratory diseases behind the ongoing epidemic.
In these cases, children may suffer extreme heart damage within weeks of initial infection — in fact, the vast majority of children do not develop symptoms after contracting SARS-CoV-2, but may develop MIS-C in a few weeks, the new study said. After reviewing a total of 662 MIS-C cases from around the world, the study found that 71 percent of affected children ended up in intensive care and 60 percent had shock. In addition, all children developed fever, while most of them developed vomiting and diarrhea.
Ninety percent of these children received an electrostat test, and 56 percent of them had abnormal results. In addition, more than 22 percent of children need a ventilator to breathe, and unfortunately, 11 of them end up dying from the condition.
The researchers behind the new study reported that 90 percent of patients were electrocuted because they suffered from “significant heart manifestations” such as MISS-C. A variety of heart damage was found in these children, including decreased ability to pump blood into tissues, coronary artery vascular dilation, and coronary artery dilation found in about 60 children.
About 10 percent of children who have experienced coronary aneurysms are at greatest risk of future complications associated with heart damage, and they will need extensive follow-up review and observation to see if the damage eventually heals or remains permanent, the researchers said. Most notably, these children were healthy before they developed MISS-C.