Study: children at risk of heart dysfunction, developing inflammatory syndrome post-COVID-19 infection
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) has been a mysterious and frightening consequence of COVID-19 in children. A new study is shedding light on the potential longer term impacts of the syndrome.
CDC warns of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome now found in adults
They called it Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). They’re calling it Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Adults. About a third of the patients tested negative for COVID-19, but tested positive for antibodies -- indicating they had been infected in the past. All but one of the MIS-A patients described in the report belonged to a racial or ethnic minority group. The CDC said 10 adult patients in the report required intensive care, three were intubated and three died.
Number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in children continues to rise
DETROIT – As students in some states head back to in-person school, a recent series of reports show the number of COVID-19 cases in children and teens is climbing. Aug. 26, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 99,200; Death toll now at 6,424While most children will have mild forms of illness -- and hospitalizations and fatalities among children are still rare -- some will face serious health complications. The American Academy of Pediatrics found cases among children went up 21% between Aug. 6 and 20. “This tells us that children do get this disease,” said Dr. Sally Goza, president of American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Guliz Erdem has treated confirmed and suspected cases at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio.