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New headache for scientists: After coronavirus comes MIS-C syndrome

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New headache for scientists: After coronavirus comes MIS-C syndrome

At a time when citizens' attention is on the third dose of the vaccine pending and announcements of when and how the booster dose will be given to vulnerable people and citizens over the age of 65, a new problem concerning the post-coronavirus era has begun to emerge. The issue concerns citizens with coronavirus who are now being called upon to manage the symptoms of post-Covid. According to the head of the epidemiological team, Dr. Konstantinos Tsiotis, one in three who are found to be positive for the coronavirus is expected to show long-term or even chronic symptoms, with research to treat post-Covid syndrome still in its early stages. Most worrying, however, are the effects of coronavirus in children, following the detection of cases of MIS-C syndrome, even in people who did not develop any symptoms during their illness.

In the ICU

A boy, just 12 months old, has been hospitalized in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Makarios Hospital since last Saturday after complications due to his health, which were caused by MIS-C syndrome, which affects children after a coronavirus infection. Two more children, aged 9 and 12, are being treated at Makareio Hospital, while one of them was previously treated at the ICU, from which he was discharged. MIS-C syndrome, according to the director of the Pediatric Clinic of Makareio Hospital, Dr. Abraham Elias, is a late complication of Covid-19 disease, which manifests itself two to six weeks after the disease. During the aforementioned period the child may suddenly develop a high fever, rashes on the extremities and an affected general condition. Early intervention and treatment are of particular importance for the treatment and development of children's health.

More about the issue in the printed version of “P” and for the subscribers of POLITIS PREMIUM the digital version of the newspaper in PDF at the same time with its printed circulation daily from 05.00 in the morning.

Source: politis.com.cy

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