Experts Discover Mysterious Inflammatory Syndrome Linked To COVID-19 That Infected Kids Now Infecting Adults as Well
Some months ago, scientists reported how COVID-19 was causing a multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children leading to them experiencing severe conditions of the disease. Doctors were even linking it to similar symptoms of the Kawasaki syndrome. But now in a new development, the CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention in a report on October 2nd, described the re-emergence of the multisystem inflammatory syndrome or MIS-A but this time in Adults.
1MIS-A is affecting multiple organs
The CDC report is a cause for concern because MIS -A is a severe Illness that not just causes serious inflammation in the body but also attacks multiple organs. In fact, autopsies done on COVID deceased in India have revealed shockingly that the patient’s lungs had virtually turned to stone. In both syndromes, like the child MIS, most patients are testing positive for the virus or are found with antibodies that suggested they had contracted it earlier.
2Research asks doctors to consider MIS-A in their diagnosis
But, similar to the MIS in children, the condition is still rare because at present only 12 adult cases have been discovered so far. To be safe, the CDC report which was published in its journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly, instructs doctors to make a diagnosis of MIS-A if they find that the signs and symptoms in a patient are compatible with the disease. The concluding statement of the report reads “Ultimately, the recognition of MIS-A reinforces the need for prevention efforts to limit spread of SARS-CoV-2,” the authors concluded.
3What is the mysterious inflammatory syndrome adult syndrome?
The infamous and mysterious inflammatory syndrome linked to the coronavirus was first discovered in children in spring. It was named MIS-C or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. Those children who were being affected started displaying severe complications that required immediate hospitalization. The common symptoms were stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, neck pain, red eyes, fatigue and fever. It also affected multi organs.