A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention details how adults are suffering from a coronavirus-related condition that was once only seen in children.
The condition — called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) — leads to shock, heart malfunction, stomach pain and hyper inflammation.
- 27 adults described having the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults (MIS-A) so far, according to the CDC.
- “These 27 patients had cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, dermatologic and neurologic symptoms without severe respiratory illness and concurrently received positive test results for SARS-CoV-2,” the CDC said.
- 24 our of the 27 patients survived the condition.
Back in May, reports surfaced about MIS-C cases in children around the U.S. and Europe. Children were reportedly hospitalized because of the condition.
- “This is a truly disturbing situation and I know parents around the state and parents around the country are very concerned about this, and they should be,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at the time. “If we have this issue in New York it’s probably in other states.”
- “I think there is certainly a possibility that there are other effects we just don’t know about yet. And of course we do know about MIS-C (multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children), which is a specific manifestation of COVID-19 in a pediatric population that does result in death.”