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The best way to prevent children from having MIS-C . syndrome

On April 19, the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City issued a warning warning that children with MIS-C (Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children) syndrome are dangerous after Covid-19.

This is inflammation of various organs including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or digestive system organs in children with a history of the disease. Covid-19.

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According to the Department of Health, in the period from June 2021 to 3.2022, Ho Chi Minh City recorded 315 children diagnosed with MIS-C syndrome or suspected MIS-C out of a total of 71,076 children with Covid-19. All responded well to treatment, with no deaths. Among children with MIS-C syndrome, the most children are under 5 years old, followed by children between 5 and 12 years old, and then those over 12 years old.

The Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City said that children with MIS-C syndrome often have the following symptoms: persistent high fever, red eyes, red lips, skin rash, swollen neck lymph nodes, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea. Severe complications of MIS-C in children often involve the cardiovascular system, including coronary artery inflammation and decreased contractile function of the myocardium. Particularly complications of coronary artery disease, if not treated promptly, can leave long-term sequelae on the cardiovascular system such as coronary artery dilation, myocardial ischemia.

The Department of Health recommends that children suspected of having MIS-C syndrome should be monitored and treated at specialized pediatric hospitals. Some critical cases require respiratory support in the intensive care unit.

For children with stable treatment of MIS-C syndrome who are discharged from the hospital, it is still necessary to monitor and re-examine periodically every month for at least 3-6 months thereafter, or re-examine as soon as there are other serious symptoms to monitor possible complications on the cardiovascular system. With proper diagnosis and prompt treatment, most cases of MIS-C syndrome will have a good response.

The best way to prevent children from getting MIS-C is to get all eligible children 5 years of age and older vaccinated Covid-19 vaccine. In addition, it is necessary to continue to take measures to limit Covid-19 infection such as regularly washing hands, wearing masks when going to public places, areas with high risk of transmission even after being vaccinated. full.

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