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Another child admitted to hospital for MIS-C

Doctor advises parents to be aware of syptoms

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Another child is being treated for MIS-C syndrome in the Makareio Children's Intensive Care Unit, according to the Dr. Abraham Elias, Director of the Pediatric Clinic of Makareio Hospital.

According to Dr. Elias, “this is a 2 and a half year old child, who was admitted to the hospital on Friday, when his mother noticed his symptoms.

we do not have cases with this syndrome when there are many cases of coronavirus because it requires an incubation time

The child developed a fever and a rash and his health condition deteriorated, as a result of which his hospitalization was deemed necessary.
This is the fourth MIS-C incident to occur in the last two weeks and Dr. Elias advices parents to be wary of symptoms.

MIS-C occurs during a reduction in the epidemiological wave

MIS-C syndrome occurs in the community when the epidemiological wave decreases.

According to Dr. Maria Koliou, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the University of Cyprus Medical School and a member of the Scientific Team, "It is a bit strange, but we do not have cases with this syndrome when there are many cases of coronavirus because it requires an incubation time."

According to the members of the Scientific Team, MIS-C has similar symptoms to Kawasaki syndrome, however MIS-C can be potentially dangerous.

Instructions to parents

When parents find out that their child has a high fever and do not know where it comes from, they should contact the doctor, said Ms. Koliou. She continued on to say that the doctor should be o th elookout to recognize signs and symptoms of MIS-C in children.

What is MIS-C?

MIS-C affects children aged 6-12 years who became ill with Covid-19 two to six weeks earlier, stimulating a number of inflammatory reactions in various organs of the human body such as the heart, brain, kidneys, intestines, lungs and skin. Symptoms may be:

• Fever that lasts 24 hours or longer
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Pain in the stomach
• Skin rash
• Feeling unusually tired
• Fast heartbeat
• Rapid breathing or difficulty breathing
• Red eyes
• Redness or swelling of the lips and tongue
• Redness or swelling of the hands or feet
• Headache, dizziness or lightheadedness
• Enlarged lymph nodes

 

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