The Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome In Children (MIS-C) is a serious condition that is linked to COVID-19. Medical researchers are still unable to correctly predict whether an adult newly diagnosed with COVID-19 will recover quickly or battle life-threatening complications. The same is true for children. Thankfully, the good majority of kids who get infected with the COVID-19 do not develop any complicated symptoms, and they show mild flu-like symptoms. However, a small percentage of children develop a delayed, but extremely troubling MIS-C. It leads to severe inflammation of some organs and tissues - heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, digestive system, skin, eyes, and other parts of the body. Signs and symptoms of MIS-C depend on which part of the body gets affected. The condition is also called pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS). It’s a relief that most kids respond to treatment and make rapid recoveries. However, it should be noted that not all children have the same symptoms. Symptoms Fever lasting for 24 hours or longer Feeling unusually weak, dizzy, or light-headedness Severe abdominal pain Vomiting Diarrhoea Red eyes Rash (red spots, blotches, or bumps) Unusually sleepy or inability to remain awake Confusion Fast heartbeat Rapid or difficulty in breathing Soreness, swelling, and color change of the lips and tongue Headache Enlarged lymph nodes Causes / Reasons MIS-C is not a disease and not much is known about it. It is considered a syndrome and is identified through a group of signs and symptoms. It is an inflammatory reaction in the body which comes weeks after getting infected with COVID-19, but it can be dangerous. The symptoms can overlie with infections and other illnesses. Children showing symptoms should be seen by a doctor. The symptoms appear between two and six weeks (four weeks on average) after COVID-19 infection. Most children with MIS-C have antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It usually affects school-age children, most commonly eight and nine-year-olds, but the syndrome also has been seen in infants and young adults. This is a treatable condition and most children recover fully from this illness. With timely intervention it is possible to control the inflammation and help avoid lasting organ damage, especially involving the heart. Researchers across the world are trying to learn more about the condition, its cause, and risk factors. They share data to improve the diagnosis and treatment of MIS-C. Treatment Following COVID 19 protocols, getting vaccinated to prevent oneself from getting the COVID-19 virus and spreading it to others will help in the prevention of MIS-C. If you are aware that their child had COVID-19 or was around someone who had COVID-19 and the child develops fever a few weeks later or is severely sick with any of the signs and symptoms, get immediate medical care.