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8Respiratory problems not a factor in most cases
Doctors also observed that in most cases the effects of these conditions are usually accompanied with respiratory problems but MIS-A patients hardly displayed much respiratory issues although some had mild symptoms.
9No particular ethnicity in MIS-A
The study linked to MIS-A included 22 patients who furnished details of ethnicity and race. It was found that only one patient belonged to a minority group. The authors said “long-standing health and social inequities have resulted in increased risk for infection and severe outcomes from COVID-19 in communities of color.”
They also said that a similar pattern was found in the condition of MIS-C where almost 70 % of cases were found in children from Hispanic or black communities according to the CDC.
10Experts still cannot find out what is causing MIS-A
Till now, medical experts are yet to find what is causing both MIS-C and MIS-A. What was strange was that of the current report, 30% adults with MIS-A and 45% of 440 children with MIS-C all tested negative for SARS=CoV-2. Yet they all possessed antibodies of the virus that meant they may have been infected earlier. The authors suggested MIS-A and MIS-C might represent post infectious processes.
The study also says that more research is needed to figure out what exactly is causing MIS-C and MIS-A and the long-term effects of both on patients.