A boy suffers from severe heart disease following corona


Another boy who was positive for Corona, 14, was hospitalized yesterday in the pediatric intensive care unit in Soroka in critical condition, suffering from an inflammatory process with multi-systemic involvement, which is characteristic of PMIS syndrome. So far, since the outbreak of the plague, four children have been hospitalized

In the Unit for Infectious Diseases in Children in Soroka, Prof. Shalom Ben-Shimol centralizes data on the morbidity associated with COVID-19 in children in Israel, including cases of the abnormal occurrence of PMIS syndrome. This is the fourth victim of the syndrome in Israel after three children were hospitalized with the syndrome at Kaplan Hospital.

Prof. David Greenberg, director of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit and director of the Saban Children’s Center in Soroka: Various organs such as the heart and lungs. The syndrome is rare but dangerous and harms children. “

Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS) is a disease that has been exposed in the past year following the outbreak of coronary heart disease and is reminiscent in its characteristics of “Kawasaki” disease.

Kawasaki is an acute inflammation of the middle blood vessels in children and is thought to be the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children, which can lead to an aneurysm in the coronary arteries in the heart and even death. PMIS syndrome shows involvement of respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms, signs of inflammation in the membranes such as the mouth and various skin rashes as well as severe cardiac involvement.

To date, the syndrome has been found worldwide in hundreds of children who have been positive for the corona virus, most of them aged 5-18. Most patients required hospitalization in intensive care units and some developed shock. The duration of hospitalization ranges from one to two weeks, during which the children needed various treatments such as intravenous immunoglobulin infusion, and steroids. Some patients even needed artificial respiration.

Prof. Greenberg adds: “Early detection and prompt and appropriate treatment of the syndrome usually leads to recovery and it is important that the public and physicians are aware of it. From the reports received so far, Clinics similar to those of toxic shock syndrome (similar to sepsis) “.

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