Scientists have found that adults can be diagnosed with a fatal syndrome, which is more similar to COVID19 related symptoms in children. Researchers at the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have come up with this new study. They have termed this severe symptom as a multisystem inflammatory syndrome or MIS-A in adults. Scientists have claimed that it is quite similar to COVID19 related multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children or MIS-C. Experts have said that MIS-A is not associated with COVID19. People who suffer from such syndrome might not show any other symptoms, which indicate a possible coronavirus infection. However, some of the adults have lost their lives due to this deadly syndrome and it strangely affects racial and ethnic minorities like COVID19.
MIS-C has impacted hundreds of kids across the world. If these children get prompt treatment, they recover from it, said the experts. This condition leads to general inflammation but patients do not exhibit classic signs of COVID19 infection. The blood tests of such children show that kids develop this condition week after recovering from COVID19 infection. The CDC team has analyzed cases of 27 adults in the age range of 21 to 50 years who have been suffering from MIS-A. Most of them have been dealing with severe inflammation in their body. They have been experiencing a malfunction of the kidney, liver, and heart as well but not the lungs. Rigorous inflammation and extrapulmonary organ failure are the symptoms of severe COVID19 infection among adults; however, all these symptoms are accompanied by respiratory failure as well.
Some of the adults have complained of minimal respiratory symptoms like hypoxemia. Such cases have been essential to distinguish MIS-A from COVID19 infection. Nearly 8 out of 16 adults have reported having respiratory symptoms before the onset of MIS-A. Around one-third of 27 adults have been tested negative for COVID19. Nevertheless, they have been tested positive for antibodies. It indicates that they have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the past. Most of the adults who have been diagnosed with MIS-A have been from racial and ethnic minority groups. Health officials have said that the health department should observe these adults with MIS-A, who have compatible signs and symptoms. They might not be diagnosed with COVID19 infection but there is a need to run an antibody test on them to determine whether they have been infected with coronavirus in the past.