Asymptomatic children with COVID-19 may require heart damage lifelong monitoring and intervention / Boeing Boeing

Many children who receive Kovid-19 are unlikely to show symptoms and very few will die of the disease. But in the authors of a new paper EClinicalMedicine (A magazine of the Lancet) States that even asymptomatic children are susceptible to heart inflammation syndrome which can cause permanent heart damage.

From the University of Texas Health Newsroom:

The case study also shows that MIS-C can strike healthy children without warning three or four weeks after asymptomatic infection, said Alvaro Morira, MD, Center for Health Sciences at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Morira, a neonatologist, Joe R. of the university And Teresa Lozano is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Long School of Medicine.

“According to the literature, Dr. Moreira said, children who developed MIS-C were not required to display the classic upper respiratory symptoms of COVID-19,” Dr. Moreira said. “Children may not have any symptoms, no one knew they had the disease, and after a few weeks, they could develop this exaggerated inflammation in the body.”