Several MIS-C cases detected in Sri Lanka-Dr. Kitulwatte

ealth authorities say Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children of MIS-C, a disease that affects children between two and six weeks after being exposed to the coronavirus, has been reported from various parts of the country.

Speaking to media Head of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Dr. Nalin Kitulwatte said four children are currently receiving treatment for the disease in the ICU.

Dr. Kitulwatte said there is a tendency for infants to develop this condition, adding it can be completely cured if duly treated.

He said once a child contracts the coronavirus, antibodies created could affect other organs. He added if a child’s heart is affected, it could lead to low blood pressure and even lead to death.

Dr. Kitulwatte said of 45 patients one patient passed away.

Dr. Kitulwatte said a doctor must be consulted immediately if a patient displays symptoms of fever, severe stomach aches, nausea, diarrhea, redness in eyes, and skin rashes.

Furthermore, Dr. Kitulwatte said ICU capacities are full with COVID-infected children adding it has become impossible to admit other children who test positive. 

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