The coronavirus, as a rule, does not pose a serious threat to children, however, in combination with the so-called multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), it can cause unusual complications, it follows from the conclusions of the scientists of the American Mayo Clinic.
Children most often tolerate COVID-19 in a mild form, but with the development of MIS-C, complications such as inflammation of the heart, lungs, blood vessels, kidneys, digestive system, skin, eyes and even the brain appear.
Scientists conducted a study of 35 children infected with the coronavirus, and found in most of them mucocutaneous changes: reddened cheeks, puffy eyes and "strawberry tongue", that is, swollen and bright red.
The report notes that MIS-C is characterized by more common systemic inflammation and a higher incidence of acute complications, including cardiogenic shock, "an extreme degree of heart failure where the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs.
In October, American scientists reported a dangerous syndrome that manifests itself after the coronavirus.