When India is already coping up with second wave of deadly coronavirus, a new disease MIS-C among children appears to be a new matter of concern.
MIS-C or multi-organ inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), has escalated due to post-Covid complications. Delhi witnesses amid rise of cases and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has set up a dedicated ward for such children.
Why MIS-C is new matter of concern?
It is because 70% of MIS-C patients require ICU bed. Also there is surge of cases as Delhi has been witnessing at least 10 cases in 24 hours, which is much high in this second wave as compare. Cases of MIS-C have been seen in children during the recovery phase or after two to four weeks of acute Covid. The sudden rise in MIS-C has been observed typically in Covid recovered patients aged between 4 to 18 years.
If 100 adults infected with Covid-19 require hospitalisation, only 25 of them need ICU whereas, in children out of 100, 70 to 80 require ICU. Thus, they require much more resources than an adult patient. Indian hospital still not equipped with much facilities for babies or children.
What exactly is MIS-C?
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.
Symptoms of MIS-C?
Symptoms usually include fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, rash, bloodshot eyes, neck pain, trouble breathing, pain or pressure in the chest, abdominal pain, etc.