London. In Great Britain, childhood illness MIS-C (multicast inflammatory syndrome in children) is also spreading. Like the British newspaper “Defender” Twelve to 15 children have been reported to have developed post-novel viral syndrome every day since the beginning of January. Most cases occurred in London and the southeastern UK, where the British corona virus variant B.1.1.7 dominates.
In addition, more and more MIS-C cases now require hospital treatment. During the second corona wave clinics would have admitted an average of 100 children per week. In April last year there were only about 30 young patients.
Elizabeth Whittaker says parents should not worry about the increased number of MIS-C cases admitted to the hospital. “It simply came to our notice then [MIS-C, Anmerk. d. Redaktion] “We don’t think parents should be worried about the baby being harmed,” he told The Guardian, a medical lecturer in pediatric immunization and immunology at Imperial College London.
Is MIS-C triggered by corona infection?
Pediatric MIS-C is also known in Europe as PIMS (Inflammatory Multicystem Syndrome). It is often compared to Kawasaki syndrome with similar symptoms such as rash and fever. Kawasaki Syndrome is an inflammation of the blood vessels of the small and medium arteries. The majority of people with Kawasaki syndrome are children between the ages of three and five, and MIS-C children are between the ages of zero and 19.
It is noteworthy that MIS-C appeared only in the course of corona infection. However, the trigger for SARS-Cowie-2 infection is not yet known. According to the European Health Commission ECTC, a link seems credible.
More MIS-C cases have been reported in Germany
Not only in Great Britain, but also in Germany, the number of children infected with MIS-C increased during the second corona wave. This is shown by the data German Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (DGPI)Developed a reporting tool for MIS-C cases. The previous high was in early December with 18 diseases. For comparison: in the spring, during the first corona wave, the maximum value was five more events.
“This number will increase somewhat over the next few weeks as BIMs occur at regular intervals after a severe SARS-Cowie-2 infection,” said Jacob Arman, of the Clinic for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at Dresden University Hospital. Editorial Network Germany. “Nevertheless, Pims is a relatively rare disease that can be treated well in most cases.” Childhood-related deaths have not yet been reported in Germany.
The pediatrician predicts that the released virus variant B.1.1.7 may aggravate the condition in Germany: “British mutation B.1.1.7 leads to more severe studies or there is no credible information yet to trigger frequent, according to PIMS Federal Health Minister Jens Spann, tested positive SARS-Cowie The rate of virus variation in the -2 samples is now more than 22 percent.