What we learn about MIS-A
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in kids (MIS-C) is a uncommon however extreme complication in kids and adolescents contaminated with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Since June 2020, there have been a number of studies of an identical multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults (MIS-A). CDC just lately revealed quite a lot of circumstances that match the outline of MIS-A. This report reveals the best way the syndrome seems in adults could also be extra difficult than in kids.
Like kids, adults who’ve been contaminated with the virus that causes COVID-19 can develop signs of MIS-A days to weeks after getting sick. MIS-A is a situation the place issues can happen in completely different components of the physique like the guts, gastrointestinal tract, pores and skin, or mind. Adults with MIS-A might have numerous indicators and signs together with:
- Low blood stress
- Abdominal (intestine) ache
- Neck ache
- Chest tightness/ache
- Feeling very drained
MIS-A will be very critical, so you will need to search medical care as quickly as doable.
What we don’t learn about MIS-A
CDC continues to be studying about MIS-A and the way it impacts adults, so we have no idea why some adults have gotten sick with MIS-A and others haven’t. We additionally have no idea if adults with sure well being circumstances usually tend to develop MIS-A. These are among the many many questions CDC is working to know.
What CDC is doing about MIS-A
CDC is working with state, native, and territorial well being departments; U.S. and worldwide scientists; healthcare suppliers; and different companions to study extra about MIS-A. Through these partnerships, we’re studying about the way to acknowledge MIS-A in adults, how typically it occurs, and who’s prone to get MIS-A.
All CDC suggestions are based mostly on one of the best knowledge and science obtainable on the time, and we’ll replace them as we study extra.
How to guard your self from MIS-A
Based on what we all know now about MIS-A, the easiest way you possibly can defend your self is by taking on a regular basis actions to guard your self from getting the virus that causes COVID-19.