Recently, as the number of children presenting with fever and palpitations has increased, the Mis-C picture has become the agenda again. Experts say children will experience an increase in heart disease due to Covid. Here are the details against myocarditis disease ..
In the first wave of the epidemic in Turkey while carrying too many children cases in the second wave occurred after the syndrome often increase in developing Own-C Covidien unwittingly treated in children. Pointing out that the number of pediatric cases increased rapidly in the third wave, experts state that the British variant started to increase rapidly, especially in children aged 0-9. In addition, the virus is both more severe and can experience heart diseases due to heart involvement due to Mis-C syndrome. Since it is a virus that holds the heart, as in adults, myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle), causing cardiac problems. It gives symptoms with palpitations and fever.
WHAT IS MYOCARDITIS (HEART MUSCLE INFECTION)?
The myocardium, also known as the heart muscle colloquially, constitutes a large part of the heart. This muscle, like other striated muscles in the body, can become inflamed due to infections. Bacteria, fungi, autoimmune diseases and pharmacological agents, especially viruses, can cause inflammation of the heart muscle. Although this condition, which is defined as myocarditis in medicine, is mostly asymptomatic, that is, without symptoms, in some cases it can have serious consequences that can cause heart failure or death.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MYOCARDITIS?
In mild cases of myocarditis, the disease is usually asymptomatic, but severe cases may have some symptoms. Although these symptoms vary according to the cause of the disease, the person often has symptoms such as chest pain, heartbeat differently than normal, respiratory problems during rest or activity, swelling in the feet or legs, body and joint pain, weakness, fever, sore throat, diarrhea causes to be seen. The disease, which can be seen in all age groups, can cause symptoms such as high fever, fainting, and change in skin color, especially in children.