Several weeks ago, a 6-year-old boy became the first case of Multisystemic Inflammatory Syndrome in minors in Puerto Rico, a disease associated with COVID-19, and that until last August 6 had affected some 570 children in the United States.
The minor, who was already discharged after receiving a multifactorial medical treatment at the hospital level, was infected with COVID-19 and later presented a condition that was later diagnosed as this new syndrome, informed the pediatric infectologist Sanet Torres.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, this disease can cause inflammation of various parts of the body, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, and gastrointestinal organs.
“Data from the United States indicate that this syndrome affects more Hispanic children, especially adolescents,” said Torres.
According to the infectologist, Recent Health data show that children from zero to 19 years old represent 10 to 11% of the cases confirmed by the molecular diagnostic test.
“There are more cases in those ages reaching emergency rooms,” said pediatrician Carmen Suárez.
Meanwhile, today the La Fortaleza Health Advisory Group met at the Department of Health to discuss the recommendations that will be issued to Governor Wanda Vázquez regarding the new administrative order that must enter into force on August 16 as part of the the government’s efforts to control the pandemic. El Nuevo Día learned that experts will recommend greater restrictions given the growing increase in cases.