Another child dies as a victim of childhood inflammatory syndrome associated with Covid in Minas Gerais – Horizontes

Another child dies as a victim of childhood inflammatory syndrome associated with Covid in Minas Gerais – Horizontes
Another child dies as a victim of childhood inflammatory syndrome associated with Covid in Minas Gerais – Horizontes
Minas recorded the second death from Pediatric Multisystemic Inflammatory Syndrome (SIM-P), a disease that affects children and is associated with Covid-19. The victim of the age of Esmeraldas, in the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte, according to data from the epidemiological bulletin of the State Department of Health (SES-MG). The folder did not provide her sex or age.

The first death due to the syndrome was registered on March 2, in Juiz de Fora, in the Zona da Mata Mineira. The child, 9 years, had no comorbidities and tested positive for Covid-19.

As of Thursday morning (8), Minas Gerais has confirmed 86 SIM-P cases and is still investigating 41 notifications. In total, 258 cases were reported. Of these, 131 were discarded and 72 patients were discharged.

Swing

In all, 37 municipalities had at least one record of the disease. Belo Horizonte is the city with the most confirmed cases, with 30. Contagem, in Grande BH, appears next, with seven. Betim, also in the metropolitan region, and Montes Claros, in the north of Minas, have four each.

Uberlândia, in the Triangle, and Sete Lagoas, have three confirmations. Vespasiano, Ipatinga and Nova Serrana have two records. Another 28 cities, such as Governador Valadares, Juiz de Fora, Santa Luzia and Teófilo Otoni, had a case. Check the complete list here.

The disease

Patients diagnosed with the disease may have severe respiratory failure, in addition to acute kidney disease and heart failure. The main symptoms are fever, red spots on the skin, conjunctivitis, swelling in the feet and hands.

In the State, the infantile syndrome was registered in children from 0 to 14 years old. A large part, 53.41%, was confirmed in patients aged 0 to 4. Children aged 5 to 9 represent 39.77% of the total and those aged 10 to 14, 6.82%.

Boys were the most affected and appear in 61% of cases. In addition, of the children who had the syndrome, 89.77% did not have comorbidities.

Read more:
9-year-old child dies of Covis-associated Multisystemic Inflammatory Syndrome in Minas Gerais
Minas confirms three more cases of childhood syndrome associated with Covid-19; 28 are investigated
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