2nd case of MIS-C in Manipur

Imphal: Mother’s Care Children Hospital and Research Centre came across 2nd case of MIS-C (Multi Inflammatory Syndrome in children) in Manipur.

​”During this waning pandemic of COVID 19, we have come across second (2nd) case of MIS-C (Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children) in Manipur. This is something we were expecting. We were keenly on lookout,” a statement released by the centre on Friday said.

An 8-year old boy come with 5 days of fever and diarrhea, had red eyes, red lips and tongue. He was suspected of MIS-C; which was confirmed by laboratory tests ruling out other infections. Costly definitive medication was given within 7 hours of admission. The child responded well, became afebrile within 24 hours.

This early intervention saved him from the usual complications as shock, cardiac and other multi-organ involvement. He was discharged well on Day five (5) of illness fully recovered, the statement said.

​The first case Mother’s Care Children Hospital and Research Centre encountered had severe disease and was in shock. He had cardiac involvement. Subsequently he needed more interventions and longer hospital stay. “With this, we wish to give the message to people of our state for our children,” the centre said.

​MIS-C is real and present danger especially at this waning period of pandemic. Parents should not panic. Early diagnosis and intervention is the key to good outcome, it said.

Parents need to be alert and report children having fever with red eyes, red lips and tongue, diarrhea, rashes or swelling of neck gland usually with the marked irritability.

The index of suspicion should be higher especially if a child had Covid-19 infection two to six weeks prior. MIS-C can occur in children having no proven Covid-19 infection, as child could be having asymptomatic infection, not tested. With daily population of Covid positive children making up 18-20 percent of all Covid positive population, it will be fool hardy not expect MIS-C in coming weeks. Being aware is the key to optimum intervention and good outcome, Mother’s Care Children Hospital and Research Centre said.

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