Mizoram: 6-year-old infected with possible inflammation case linked to COVID-19
A six-year-old boy, currently undergoing treatment at a church-run hospital in Aizawl, is showing signs of a suspected case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a health official stated on Monday.
According to Mizoram Post, the boy had recently returned from Delhi along with his family.
On June 6, he was admitted to the Synod Hospital in Aizawl’s Durtlang after suffering from diarrhoea and high fever, said State nodal officer of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) Dr Pachuau Lalmalsawma.
When examined by doctors, the boy was found to have developed all symptoms of MIS-C, he said.
"The ailment, when officially confirmed, will be the first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children in Mizoram," Pachuau said, adding that it is a highly suspect case of MIS-C.
After undergoing a TrueNat and Rapid Antigen Test for COVID-19 at the hospital, the boy had tested negative.
Health officials have further confirmed that some symptoms have subsided, and the boy is fast recovering.
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a serious condition that appears to be linked to COVID-19, where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.
Children in the age group of 0-20 years develop this type of disease.
Children with MIS-C may have a fever and various symptoms, including abdominal (gut) pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, or feeling extra tired.
According to the Indian Academy of Paediatrics Intensive Care chapter, about 2,000 children have, so far, been infected with MIS-C in the country.
(Edited by Ridhika Joshi)
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