A similar MIS-C syndrome, which was first described in the UK and can cause serious pictures as a result of excessive inflammatory response in children who have had Covid, can also be seen in adults. A member of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Health, who stated that they encountered the cases of “Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome” MIS-A in adults, which were described in detail by the CDC of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention in October and in which the findings in 16 patients between the ages of 21-50 in the USA and England were described in detail. Prof. Dr. Serap Şimşek Yavuz, academic member of the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases of Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, underlined that the disease is not very common for now and the patients treated have recovered without any problems.
Prof. Dr. Yavuz said, “Although very rarely, after suffering Kovid, a picture similar to Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C), which was first described in children, can be seen in adults. I would like to state that this disease, which is defined as MIS-A, is very rare for now. However, symptoms such as high fever, weakness, and low blood pressure can be seen a few months after Covid-19 and it can affect many parts of the body. It can get worse if not treated in time. Therefore, it is useful to know this syndrome, “he said.
Pointing out that the reason could not be explained exactly with the current information, Prof. Dr. Yavuz said, “It doesn’t matter if he had a heavy or light Covid. Generally, we do not see it in very old people. We see it in younger age group patients. Patients with very high fever, increased inflammatory parameters, which we call an excessive inflammatory response, and diarrhea may accompany after a few months of having Covid, albeit mildly. Because the gastrointestinal system (digestive system) can also be affected by this disease. In some, the heart can be affected, “he said.
Stating that besides high fever, weakness and low blood pressure are among the most important symptoms, Prof. Dr. Yavuz continued his words as follows: “People who have these symptoms after covid-19 should definitely consult a doctor.
Because this is a disease that requires treatment. Intensive studies on the cause are still continuing. But it was thought to only occur in children, we now know it also occurs in adults. In the treatment, it is aimed to suppress and control the increased inflammation response. We have many drug options for that as well. Anti-inflammatory drugs come first. We also have options such as IVIG (intravenous imminoglobulin therapy). IVIG is already used in pediatric patients. “
Saying, “The cases we have seen so far have recovered and recovered in a short time,” said Prof. Dr. Yavuz, “So few cases have been defined that it is really difficult to generalize. But it can occur a few months after recovery from Kovid, As one of the post-Covid syndromes, this has also taken its place in the literature. An increased inflammatory response occurs after the covid has healed. It is most likely triggered by the antibody response to Kovid. It can damage the heart, damage the liver. Applying to a physician ensures the protection of organs by suppressing inflammation in treatment. “