Seek medical attention if children show signs of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

Seek medical attention if children show signs of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

Seek medical attention if children show signs of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

Written by Staff Writer

21 Jun, 2021 | 6:10 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); Paediatricians claim that Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19 is spreading among children in Sri Lanka.

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.

It was previously reported in the UK and several other countries.

As of the 19th of June, 06 children who contracted MIS-C were being treated at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children (LRH) and some of them had recovered.

“This is a complication which we experienced over the past two weeks. Some of the children who experienced this complication were asymptomatic,” said Dr. Deepal Perera, a Consultant Paediatrician Lady Ridgeway Hospital/

He went on to note that after two weeks of developing the complication children automatically develop antibodies and during the process there can be certain effects.

Symptoms of MIS-C:

Fever
Abdominal pain
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Neck pain
Rash
Bloodshot eyes
Feeling extra tired

‘Seek immediate if your child is showing any of these emergency warning signs of MIS-C or other concerning signs,’ said Dr. Deepal Perera.

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