MIS- C or the multisystem inflammatory syndrome has been seen in children. Though children under the age of 18 have mostly been spared from COVID-19. But that does not mean there isn’t anything to worry about. The MIS-C has been linked to COVID-19, and it is appearing in kids under the age of 18.
While COVID-19 has not affected children this rare syndrome can do lasting damage. It can affect many organs of children and can even be deadly. Many states have started to roll down schools because of the rising cases of The MIS-C which can be linked to COVID-19.
Experts are concerned that more children could be put at risk of this potentially deadly condition as they wait for a COVID-19 vaccine. MIS-C is a syndrome that can lead to severe inflammation in children’s organs, such as the heart, brain, lungs, kidneys, and gastrointestinal system. While the reason is still unknown it has been seen that it occurs in children who had the virus or were near someone who has the disease.
Doctors have predicted that COVID-19 infection can set off this very excessive immune response that causes inflammation throughout the body that can affect multiple organs. MIS-C may not be common but it can be fatal as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data last updated on March 1, 33 children have died because of MIS-C.
Children who suffer from MIS-C are put under ventilator or ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) for 1-2 weeks. Sometimes they stay longer until their lungs and heart recover from the severe inflammation.