In news- According to a recent study, most symptoms of paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS-TS) associated with SARS-CoV2 are resolved after six months.
- PIMS-TS is also known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).
- This rare condition is associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection that was first defined in April 2020.
- More than 250 cases were identified in the UK and Ireland from March to June, 2020.
- While it is not known what exactly triggers the condition, PIMS-TS is thought to be an immune overreaction.
- The symptoms of the condition include fever, rash, eye infection, and gastrointestinal symptoms.
- In rare cases, this condition can rapidly lead to medical emergencies such as insufficient blood flow, a condition known as shock and multiple organ failure can occur.
- The recent study conducted on a small group of paediatric patients showed that gastrointestinal, heart, and neurological symptoms were resolved within six months of the COVID-19 infection.
- Any lasting neurological effects are probably mild and do not cause disability.
- Any long-term damage to the organs is thought to be a rare occurrence.