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What is PMIS disease? Who is at risk, symptoms and everything you need to know

PMIS is a disorder that affects blood vessels and organs. Unlike COVID19, it is not contagious but as dangerous. PMIS (Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome) symptoms have been detected in nearly 18 out of 100 children after they tested positive for coronavirus.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi Published on: July 25, 2020 11:01 IST

With COVID19 spreading its wings rapidly, another life-threatening disorder is making its presence felt in coronavirus positive children. PMIS (Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome) symptoms have been detected in nearly 18 out of 100 children after they were admitted to the hospital.  The disorder has been diagnosed in children below the age of 5, while tests for PMIS are being conducted on children between the age group of 10 months to 15 years.

What is PMIS (Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome)?

PMIS is a disorder that affects blood vessels and organs. Unlike COVID19, it is not contagious but as dangerous. The disorder makes a child suffer from fever, inflammation and organ dysfunction which is followed by the exposure to COVID19 virus SARS-CoV-2.

Symptoms of PMIS

A pediatrician at SRCC Children's Hospital and Secretary of the Critical Care Society shared that children experience fever with abdominal pain and loose motions during this disorder. "There is fever for around two to three days along with abdominal pain, loose motions. 100% patients have fever, 80 per cent have loose motions and vomiting, 60% children's eyes are red, and others have blisters in the month and rashes on the skin," the pediatrician said.

  • Fever that lasts longer than 5 days
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Skin rash
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Too sick to eat or drink
  • Troubled breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Increased heart rate
  • Confusion, lethargy and irritability
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Swollen hands and feet
  • Sore Throat
  • Fainting
  • Low Blood Pressure

 

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