177 Cases of MIS-C Reported Among Children

177 Cases in New Delhi: While Coronavirus cases have been denied in the national capital, the city may need to address another challenge to contain Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) reported among children after their recovery from COVID-19. 177 MIS-C cases came from Delhi-NCR. Of the total cases, 109 were reported from Delhi alone, with 68 in Gurugram and Faridabad together.

177 Cases- The cases are most common in children recovering from Coronavirus. According to the Indian Academy of Pediatric Intensive Care, sudden outbreaks in MIS-C cases have been commonly seen in post-COVID patients especially between the ages of 4 and 18. However, there are rare cases of MIS-C affecting children as young as six months old.

Symptoms of MIS-C fever for three to five days, severe abdominal pain, sudden decrease in blood pressure and loose movement.

177 Cases- Dr Dhiren Gupta, Covid Specialist and Pediatric Pulmonologist as well as Intensivist and Senior Consultant at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said MIS-C could affect all organs including the lungs, kidneys and brain. He added that MIS-C cases were first reported in Punjab, Maharashtra and then in Delhi.

“As a doctor, as a parent, we need to understand that a child’s temperature at this time should be carefully monitored. Especially a fever that lasts more than three days with aches and pains, ”said Dr Gupta.

MIS-C requires early treatment before it can become hypotensive and lower blood pressure, the doctor said. Within seven to 10 days patients are released and this applies to 90 percent of patients. In 10 percent of cases where kidneys and liver are affected, it takes time, he said.

Dr. Gupta also warned that MIS-C could also prove deadly if left untreated because any disease that affects the heart, lungs, and brain can be fatal.

The expert suggested that the entire healthcare system should be changed so that more hands can treat patients

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