Rare syndrome found in kids post-Covid recovery: Experts

Civil Surgeon Dr Kiran Gill asks hospitals to earmark beds

Rare syndrome found in kids post-Covid recovery: Experts

Tribune News Service

Manav Mander

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 8

Even as the state is witnessing cases of mucormycosis or black fungus, which affects the adult population after recovery from Covid-19, instances of multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) are also being reported among children post-Covid recovery.

The Civil Surgeon, Dr Kiran Gill, has shot letters to 20 private hospitals and Civil Hospital in this regard, asking to earmark beds in their hospitals for such patients.

Dr Gill said they have asked the hospitals to prepare the record of patients and submit the weekly data to the department. “Till now, only two patients from the DMCH came forward last month but exact figure can be known only after the hospitals submit their data,” she said.

Further, Dr Gill said MSI-C in children has been seen in children in 0-19 years of age who had contracted Covid in the past. Followed by high grade fever, the patient suffers pain, inflammation in various organs and could lead to serious cardiac problems if not treated on time.

According to the experts early diagnosis of the disease can reduce morbidity and advised parents not to take fever among the kids lightly. Children with asymptotic or mild Covid-19 have developed this disease and is usually seen two to four weeks after getting infected by covid.

Symptoms of MSI-C:

  • Fever lasting 24 hrs or more.
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rash.
  • Diarrhoea, vomiting.
  • Feeling extra tired.
  • Fast heartbeat.
  • Red eyes, headache.
  • Redness or swelling of lips and tongue.
  • Redness or swelling of hands or feet.

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