12-years-old Juliet Daly was taken to the emergency as she suffered from a heart attack. Her parents knew this was something much more serious as they saw her lips turned blue and her limbs got cold.
The little girl’s heart stopped beating so a CPR was performed as a last resort. Afterward, the doctors diagnosed her with an interesting disease known as a multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.
Similar cases were reported in Europe as well as the United States. Medical experts believe that this syndrome is very likely to be linked to Coronavirus.
Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, said that such cases are high in numbers in his state and the health department is looking into the cases.
The syndrome leads to inflammation throughout the body as it causes the immune system to become hyperactive and it overreacts as a result. The organs affected by the syndrome include heart, liver and kidney along with all the cells of the body.
A representative from the United States Federal agency, responsible for the control and prevention of diseases, told the media that the agency is planning to warn physicians regarding the syndrome.
Juliet was said to be as close to death as one could be. She had to be transferred to the Ochsner Medical Center after having a cardiac arrest. After being kept on a ventilator for 4 days, Juliet finally was able to breathe on her own and by her organs had fortunately recovered.
It has been observed that the patients suffering from MIS-C have also suffered from COVID-19 in the past, but no one is sure whether there is a link or not.
Some experts are comparing this syndrome with Kawasaki disease, a disease common in children under the age of 5 that causes inflamed walls of arteries and can limit the flow of blood to the heart.
The difference between the two is that Kawasaki disease affects the coronary arteries, whereas MIS-C causes the malfunctioning of the heart.
As the Kawasaki disease has been observed to increase after Covid-19, doctors are speculating that there might be a link between this disease and Covid-19. This is the reason why experts are looking to investigate more into this disease.