Illness similar to Kawasaki diagnosed among young people

Mysterious inflammatory disease like Kawasaki syndrome and is associated with the coronavirus, now affects not only children but also young people. Doctors in the US reports about patients at the age of 20 years, reports the Washington Post.

New disease, recently named infantile Multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or MIS-Cdiagnosed 25-year-old patient at the Jewish medical center on long island in Northwell Health, 20-year-old patient in San Diego, as well as several patients at the age of 20 years at NYU Langone in new York.

As reported by the New York Post, Jennifer Lightyear, pediatrician-infectious diseases of NYU Langone, said that the MIS-C of young children manifests with symptoms very similar to the traditional Kawasaki disease, which causes inflammation of the blood vessels. But Teens and young people who have recently contracted the disease, there is a more serious disease that affects the heart and many internal organs.

In new York city were investigated 157 cases similar to MIS-C. Doctors note that in recent symptoms in young people differ from symptom in children, cases COVID-19 in the beginning of the crisis. Typically, affected children have previously been observed ailments, active coronavirus infection and breathing problems. But children and young people surveyed for the presence of MIS-C, were healthy, before they suddenly appeared fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and rash.

Many patients have antibodies to the coronavirus, which means that they already had COVID-19. The presence of antibodies in cases of MIS-C suggests that the syndrome may be a delayed immune response.

Jane burns, a doctor who directs a Research center for Kawasaki disease at the University of California in San Diego, is concerned that the disease can be diagnosed in adults, primarily because with this syndrome more familiar pediatricians.

In addition, adult patients are more difficult to obtain clear images of hearts due to the thicker walls of the chest, which makes it difficult for ultrasonic diagnosis.

More than 20 States have reported incidents of MIS-C: a total of several hundred cases.

The centers for control and prevention of diseases insist that parents immediately sought medical help if they suspect that their child MIS-C.


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