MIS-C syndrome attacking children one month after they are infected with the coronavirus

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Spanish pediatricians have complied the most complete data about ‘multisystem inflammatory syndrome’ MIS-C (aka PIMS) which is a rare consequence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and causes critical inflammation

Children who, four to six weeks after having been infected with the coronavirus, would fall ill with continuous fever, general inflammation and other symptoms that put their lives at risk – despite having completely recovered from the initial infection.

“They were youngsters aged eight to 14 who were arriving with strong abdominal pains and fever lasting several days,” explains Alberto García-Salido, a pediatrician from the intensive care unit (ICU) at Madrid’s Niño Jesús Hospital. “They didn’t have respiratory symptoms like the adults did.

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** This post was originally published on March 19, 2021 **