Covid in Kids

Serious health problems in Children after Covid – 1 dead, 17 hospitalised

KATHMANDU:  Children who once recovered from a COVID-19 infection have developed complex health problems such as Multistim Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) according to Kanti Children’s Hospital.

Krishna Paudel, the Director of Hospital informed that a 13-year-old boy died in Kanti due to MIS -C whereas 17 people have been admitted to the hospital.

According to Kanti Hospital, at least one patient has been coming to the hospital daily with the problem of MISC after recovering from COVID-19  infection.

Children who have once recovered from a COVID-19 infection come to the hospital with symptoms such as fever, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, irregular heartbeat, blood clots, and kidney failure.

What is MIS-C?

According to pediatricians’, children who have been infected with the coronavirus for more than 24 hours may have a persistent fever, diarrhea, headache, red eyes and tongue, swollen lips, swollen hands and feet, and skin problems which can be a symptom of MIS-C. A 13-year-old boy who died in Kanti also died of heart failure after showing similar symptoms.

According to experts, MIS-C can be seen in children two to six weeks after the COVID-19 infection has healed. MIS-C can be cured if taken to the hospital on time. The parents of the 13-year-old boy who died in Kanti had recovered two months before his death from COVID-19. The child had no symptoms and no PCR was done during that time. The hospital informed that the boy died from Multistim Inflammatory Syndrome.

As of October, more than 1,200 children in the United States who had recovered from corona had been diagnosed with Multistim Inflammatory Syndrome.

Such disease is seen in children in some parts of India as well. Studies have shown that COVID infection in children under the age of 14 is lower than in other age groups and the number of deaths due to infection is also lower in this age group.

Kanti Hospital has treated 80 COVID-19  patients since last Chaitra, three of whom died. The number of COVID-19   infected patients under the age of 10 in Nepal is 5,900.

Kanti Hospital has treated 80 COVID patients since last Chaitra, three of whom died. The number of COVID-19 infected patients under the age of 10 in Nepal is 5,900.

Multistim Inflammatory Syndrome, which is seen in children after the COVID-19 infection, is more deadly than the infection itself. The only way to protect one from this health problem is to prevent COVID -19 infection. Experts recommend the public to follow all the safety measures as precautions

 

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