Over 100 Inflammatory Syndrome Cases Reported Among Children In North India As Post-COVID Reaction | News

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Symptoms of multi-organ inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) are fever for three to five days, severe abdominal pain, sudden drop in blood pressure and loose motions

Highlights
  • There have been reports of multi-organ inflammatory syndrome in children
  • There are rare cases of MIS-C affecting babies six months old
  • Right now, fever in any child should be watched cautiously: Dr Dhiren Gupta

New Delhi: As the country is battling the second wave of COVID-19, more than 100 cases of multi-organ inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) have been reported in northern India in the last five days as post-Covid reaction, Indian Academy of Pediatric Intensive Care said citing its data. According to the academy, the sudden spurt in MIS-C cases has been observed typically in post-COVID patients mostly between 4 to 18 years. However, there are rare cases of MIS-C affecting babies six months old.

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In India, 26 per cent population is under 14 years of age and around half of this percentage is aged under five years, according to the Indian Academy of Pediatric Intensive Care. Dr Dhiren Gupta, Covid Specialist and Paediatric Pulmonologist and Intensivist and a Senior consultant at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said MIS-C can affect all organs including the lungs, kidney and brain.

At present, Ganga Ram Hospital has 10 cases of MIS-C. It can affect all the organs including the lungs, kidney, and brain. However, if one recognises the symptoms at an early stage the patients can be treated well in time. Last year we had 120 patients of which all recovered except one, he told ANI.

Symptoms of MIS-C are fever for three to five days, severe abdominal pain, sudden drop in blood pressure and loose motions. According to Dr Gupta, MIS-C cases were reported first from Punjab, Maharashtra and then came to Delhi.

It is a very generalised phenomenon that was seen last time too, he added.

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“As doctors, as parents, we need to understand that fever at this time in any child should be watched cautiously. Especially fever that is persisting beyond three days accompanied by body aches with or without rashes,” Dr Gupta said.

He stated that MIS-C requires early treatment before it becomes hypotensive and blood pressure drops. Within seven to 10 days patients are discharged and this applies to 90 per cent of the patients. In 10 per cent patients where kidney and liver get affected, they take time, he said. Dr Gupta also warned that MIS-C can also prove to be deadly if not taken care of because any disease that affects the heart, lungs, and brain can be deadly. The expert suggested that the whole healthcare system should be revamped so that there are more hands to treat patients. According to health experts, the second wave of COVID-19 has affected children more severely as compared to the first wave.

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World

16,89,58,001Cases

5,93,79,017Active

10,60,68,039Recovered

35,10,945Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 16,89,58,001 and 35,10,945 have died; 5,93,79,017 are active cases and 10,60,68,039 have recovered as on May 28, 2021 at 4:15 am.

India

2,75,55,457 1,86,364Cases

23,43,15276,755Active

2,48,93,410 2,59,459Recovered

3,18,895 3,660Deaths

In India, there are 2,75,55,457 confirmed cases including 3,18,895 deaths. The number of active cases is 23,43,152 and 2,48,93,410 have recovered as on May 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

56,72,180 21,273

3,03,752 13,981

52,76,203 34,370

92,225 884

Karnataka

25,23,998 24,214

4,02,224 7,721

20,94,369 31,459

27,405 476

Kerala

24,48,554 24,166

2,42,356 6,554

21,98,135 30,539

8,063 181

Tamil Nadu

19,78,621 33,361

3,13,048 2,824

16,43,284 30,063

22,289 474

Uttar Pradesh

16,83,865 3,181

58,270 4,001

16,05,696 6,995

19,899 187

Andhra Pradesh

16,43,557 16,167

1,86,782 5,322

14,46,244 21,385

10,531 104

Delhi

14,22,549 1,072

16,378 2,770

13,82,359 3,725

23,812 117

West Bengal

13,31,249 13,046

1,17,154 6,223

11,99,120 19,121

14,975 148

Chhattisgarh

9,62,368 2,824

49,420 4,060

9,00,100 6,815

12,848 69

Rajasthan

9,31,200 3,454

71,099 7,027

8,51,998 10,396

8,103 85

Gujarat

8,00,866 2,869

49,082 6,466

7,42,050 9,302

9,734 33

Madhya Pradesh

7,73,855 1,977

38,327 4,938

7,27,700 6,845

7,828 70

Haryana

7,50,062 2,322

28,189 3,455

7,13,934 5,679

7,939 98

Odisha

7,32,739 6,736

1,06,493 6,702

6,23,628

2,618 34

Bihar

7,00,897 2,568

28,448 2,545

6,67,506 5,015

4,943 98

Telangana

5,67,517 3,614

38,267 365

5,26,043 3,961

3,207 18

Punjab

5,56,089 3,854

48,231 2,318

4,93,854 5,995

14,004 177

Assam

3,92,574 5,704

55,068 837

3,34,418 4,784

3,088 83

Jharkhand

3,34,730 695

13,097 1,099

3,16,707 1,778

4,926 16

Uttarakhand

3,23,483 2,146

39,237 4,283

2,78,045 6,341

6,201 88

Jammu And Kashmir

2,81,628 2,769

42,272 1,620

2,35,617 4,352

3,739 37

Himachal Pradesh

1,85,819 1,472

20,184 1,997

1,62,643 3,409

2,992 60

Goa

1,52,401 1,504

15,699 92

1,34,164 1,557

2,538 39

Puducherry

1,00,677 1,137

14,473 369

84,749 1,486

1,455 20

Chandigarh

59,416 200

3,129 444

55,558 637

729 7

Tripura

49,290 783

7,215 256

41,590 1,033

485 6

Manipur

47,111 813

7,462 219

38,901 576

748 18

Meghalaya

33,104 809

8,255 200

24,325 597

524 12

Arunachal Pradesh

25,820 444

3,692 188

22,019 254

109 2

Nagaland

21,023 228

4,941 18

15,744 199

338 11

Ladakh

18,186 141

1,656 8

16,345 145

185 4

Sikkim

14,214 408

3,604 182

10,370 225

240 1

Mizoram

11,382 239

2,861 44

8,487 195

34

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,152 23

370 5

9,778 28

4

Lakshadweep

7,364 135

2,200 47

5,136 180

28 2

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

6,917 16

217 3

6,591 18

109 1





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