Houston, Texas – Texas Children’s Hospital doctors are seeing an increase in the number of children suffering from Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).The relatively new condition causes inflammation in body parts such as the heart, lungs, and kidneys.
It takes several weeks after a child is exposed to COVID-19 for this to occur. “Because this is a new virus, the immune system makes some mistakes in producing protective antibodies. It results in an incredible rush of inflammatory proteins being activated “Dr. Eyal Muscal, a paediatric rheumatologist at Texas Children’s Hospital, confirmed this
.The condition is still relatively new and has become more prevalent as children returned to school and COVID-19 spread.Anequilla Foots, the mother of 10-year-old Aniyah Williams, spoke with FOX 26. Williams battled MIS-C for five days in the Intensive Care Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital. She claims Aniyah had to be intubated and was monitored 24 hours a day.
She claims her blood pressure was so low that she was afraid she wouldn’t survive. Foots rushed her daughter to the hospital after she noticed she had a high fever, bloodshot eyes, and shortness of breath.”When she went downstairs, she’d say,’mommy, I can’t breathe,'” Foots told FOX 26. Some of the most common symptoms of MIS-C, according to doctors, are stomach pain, skin rash, diarrhoea, vomiting, and fever.
Doctors advise parents to have their children wear masks to school and get the vaccine if they are eligible. They also encourage parents to seek medical attention if their child develops serious symptoms.
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