Even as the State is grappling with the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, a second case of MIS-C (Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children) has been reported by Mother's Care Children Hospital & Research Centre, Sagolband Moirang Leirak in Manipur. An Eight year old boy was admitted in the hospital with 5 days of fever and diarrhea, red eyes, red lips and tongue.
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. Children with MIS-C may have a fever and various symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, or fatigue.
The hospital said that the boy was confirmed for MIS-C in laboratory tests ruling out other infections. Press release from the hospital said early intervention saved the boy from the usual complications such as shock, cardiac and other multi-organ involvement. He was discharged well on Day five of illness fully recovered.
It may be mentioned that the first case encountered by the hospital was far more severe. Doctors at the hospital said, early diagnosis and intervention are the keys to good outcome and parents should be on alert, adding that the index of suspicion should be higher especially if a child had COVID-19 infection two to six weeks prior.
MIS-C can occur in children having no proven COVID-19 infection, as the child could be having asymptomatic infection. There are no known causes of MIS-C. However, many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19, or had been around someone with COVID-19.