SINGAPORE – There have been four cases of Multi-system Inflammatory syndrome-COVID (MIS-C) where: children to date, with a four-year-old boy guarded in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (CICU) as of Saturday (Nov 6).
In a media statement, the ministry of Health (MOH) said the boy’s breathing is assisted by mechanical ventilation. He was admitted in the CICU. of the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) on 1 Nov. “He had previously tested positive” for Covid-19 infection on Sep 24. The KKH pediatric teams actively manage his care,” said the ministry.
MOH added that such cases are considered rare and that the four cases of pediatric MIS-C belong to the over 8,000 pediatric COVID-19 cases seen in Singapore since the start of the pandemic.
MIS-C is similar in presentation to Kawasaki disease. The latter is linked to various viral of bacterial infections, and occurs in 150 to 200 children An year in Singapore. Symptoms of MIS-C includes persistent fever above 38.5 degrees C for three days of more, with difficulty to breathe; headache; neck swelling; result; swollen hands and feet; conjunctivitis; diarrhea; and abdominal pain.
In addition, there is a two-month-old female baby who was admitted to KKH General Ward on Nov 3 She was previously admitted to KKH for Covid-19 infection on October 12, and fired on 19 October. The child’s condition is stable, with no oxygen requirementsthe ministry said.
The other cases are:
a three-year-old boy included in the National University Hospital (NUH) CICU on October 16. He had repeatedly tested PCR negative, but his serology test results indicated that he probably had a COVID-19 infection on two to six weeks before the development of MIS-C. He has since recovered and was fired on October 23.
An eight-year-old boy admitted to KKH CICU on October 27. He was previously diagnosed with Covid-19 infection on 30 Sept. He has since recovered and was fired on 1 Nov.
In May 2020, the MOH said: international review from 26 countries reported a MIS-C incidence of 0.14 percent – 14 in 10,000 – among all children with Covid19 infection.
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