Various pediatric hospitals across the country are warning regarding the rapid increase in multi-system inflammatory syndrome cases in children.
A multi-System inflammatory syndrome is a very rare situation and in these different parts of the body which include the kidney, lungs, heart, eyes, skin, the brain becomes inflamed.
This increase was due to the country’s most recent summer delta surge in pediatric infections.
Health Officials Have Reported A Rise In The Children’s Rare Corona
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most children who are diagnosed with MIS-C recover if proper treatment and care are provided.
Most often MIS-C occurs four to six weeks after a COVID-19 infection, which can be dangerous and potentially lead to death.
According to various data, there have been 5,217 confirmed MIS-C cases and 46 confirmed MIS-C deaths. Among which 61% of the reported cases have infected children.
Children between the age group of 6 to 11, have been reported to have the highest number of MIS-C cases since the start of the pandemic. They may soon be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.
However, the average number of daily MIS-C cases nearly doubled between July and August.
Dr. Amy Edwards Friday, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at UH Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital stated in reference to the facility’s recent rise. He also said that Kids are getting affected by the rise in the Delta variant more than the previous waves of Corona. It is important to consult a doctor to avoid any further infections and health issues.
Dayton Children’s Hospital reported that they too have seen an uptick in recent weeks.
And this rapid increase in MIS-C is not just in Ohio, various states such
Tennessee has also experienced an increase in the number of MIS-C cases. The cases in Tennessee have almost tripled since February.
Dr. Sophie Katz, an Assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases at Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital stated that There was a sharp rise in the Coronavirus cases amongst children over the last months in our region for Delta variant. She also warned that there will be a further increase in the cases if proper prevention is not taken.
Earlier this week, in a press conference the officials of Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, said that they have observed a rapid increase in MIS-C in recent weeks as more children were tested positive.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center on Wednesday reported that the state is still experiencing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and MIS-C in children.
A professor of Pediatric infectious diseases and Director of UMMC MIS-C clinic stated in a statement that we are facing MIS-C and severe Covid-19. He thinks removing mask mandates is the major reason behind this at schools.
The school has to start following the mask mandates and should also ensure that all the covid 19 protocols are followed. We need to take the necessary measures to come out of this situation and prevent the increase in MIS-C cases.