There are new reports of children who suffered from a COVID-19-related inflammatory syndrome called MIS-C also experiencing physical and neurological symptoms, according to The New York Times.
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or MIS-C, “is a condition where different body parts like the heart, lungs, brain, skin, eyes and kidneys can become inflamed. The condition occurs in children who have been infected with COVID-19,” according to ABC News.
- Children who were infected with the novel coronavirus experienced MIS-C, according to CNN. The syndrome appeared about three weeks after those children were diagnosed with COVID-19.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in January that it’s unsure if COVID-19 variants can cause children to experience the syndrome.
Does MIS-C patients suffer neurological symptoms, too?
According to The New York Times, a new report suggests a “significant number of young people with the syndrome also develop neurological symptoms.”
Those symptoms include:
- Speech impairment.
- Balance and coordination problems.
The report looked at 46 children in a London hospital and founded 24 of them experienced those symptoms.
The children with neurological symptoms were twice as likely to require ventilators because they were “very unwell with systemic shock as part of their hyperinflammatory state,” said the study’s author, Dr. Omar Abdel-Mannan, according to The New York Times.
What about symptom-free children?
Interestingly, a study from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers recently found that children without COVID-19 symptoms ended up suffering from MIS-C.