Sumary of Most children with MIS-C experienced only mild coronavirus symptoms prior to inflammatory illness: study:
- Most children who developed the rare but serious multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) that occurs weeks following a coronavirus infection had no or only mild symptoms of COVID-19 when they were initially infected, according to a new study that said to be the largest analysis of such cases in children in the U.S..
- The study, which was led by researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics on Tuesday, looked at nearly 1,800 cases of MIS-C reported to the CDC between March 2020 and mid-January of this year..
- Abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and red skin rash occurred in at least half of the affected kids, while almost one-third had heart inflammation or other cardiac involvement..
- The CDC in the study said their findings add to existing theories that MIS-C is likely a delayed immune response to a COVID-19 infection..
- The geographic and temporal association of MIS-C with the COVID-19 pandemic suggested that MIS-C resulted from delayed immunologic responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection….