Various imaging scans have shown that young COVID-19 patients with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) are exhibiting a wide variety of severe inflammatory changes.
MIS-C is a hyper inflammatory disease that can affect the heart, brain, gastrointestinal organs, and other parts of the body. The symptoms include fever, neck pain, and extreme fatigue, among other conditions; however, there’s still much for the medical community to learn about the syndrome.
In a study conducted at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital in London, U.K, 35 children with COVID-19 MIS-C underwent x-ray, CT scan, and abdominal ultrasound. In 19 of the patients, the x-rays were abnormal and the majority of them showed bronchial wall thickening. Basal consolidation and lungs filled with fluid were the most common symptoms on chest CT, they also showed pleural effusions. The abdominal ultrasound showed inflamed right iliac fossa, lymphadenopathy and bowel wall thickening, and free fluid in the pelvis.
The researchers encourage other facilities to study big groups of children with COVID-19 MIS-C to better understand the radiological findings of emerging conditions.