- A symptom that seems benign may indicate that a person who has already beaten COVID-19 is developing a scary, potentially fatal coronavirus complication.
- Adults are also at risk of developing the same multisystem inflammatory syndrome found in children who have survived COVID-19.
- People who develop skin rashes a few weeks after clearing a COVID-19 infection may need immediate medical attention for a condition called MIS-A.
The coronavirus statistics contain a misleading figure, which would fool many people into thinking that COVID-19 is not as dangerous as people say. Of the nearly 40 million cases reported, about 1.12 million people have died from the disease. That means everyone else has either recovered (29.23 million people) or is currently battling the disease (9.36 million). Many of those active cases will also recover in the coming weeks. What those statistics don’t tell you is that many people who clean up the virus will then experience unexpected and potentially serious complications. This phenomenon is called “long ID”, where the disease shows various symptoms even after killing the virus. In addition, some people risk developing potentially life-threatening syndrome first seen in children who survived COVID-19. And it can all start with a symptom that you think is not very serious.
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in children has also been shown to have an effect on adults now, and this syndrome is called MIS-A. They can both be scary and lead to life-threatening complications that require hospitalization and intensive care. These conditions may appear without warning after the coronavirus infection has cleared, but there are also indications that the patient will experience MIS-C or MIS-A.
One of the first surviving symptoms of Covid-19 is skin rash, NBC News Reports. COVID-19 has its own abnormal dermatological features, including rashes and a phenomenon called covid toe. But these new spots will appear after COVID-19 is gone.
Dr. “Before I see the patient,” said Alyssa Famia. NBC News, I said: ‘This has not been reported yet. This should be MIS-A. The director of inpatient dermatology at NYU Langone Health in New York City was looking at the patient’s chart, which included several photos. A 45-year-old man cared for his wife the previous week while she was suffering from Covid-19. The man had “dull-red round patches on the palms of his hands and the soles of his feet,” per NBC. She also had pink eyes and “extremely agile” lips.
Famia said, “The skin is right in front of your eyes. “You can’t see it.”
Dermatologists are more likely to observe this symptom in patients, but not all of them will associate it with MIS-C or MIS-A. However, these skin rashes seem to be an early indicator of the scary post-covid syndrome that some people experience. Adults can be diagnosed with this condition, as even many physicians do not know how to detect it.
Aside from the rash, these patients may experience symptoms that may appear in COVID-19, as well as other conditions, including favors, chest pain, heart problems, and gastrointestinal issues. Critically, MIS-A patients will not show severe COVID-19 as the main symptom, which is shortness of breath. Their COVID-19 PCR tests will yield negative results, while antibody tests may be positive, indicating a recent recovery from infection.
Doctors still can’t fully explain what causes inflammation in the body after the novel coronavirus is cleared, but both MIS-C and MIS-A can be fatal. Currently, there is no guaranteed cure for this inflammatory syndrome in COVID-19 survivors.
NBC Children are usually treated with intravenous immunoglobulin, an antibody treatment that has nothing to do with COVID-19 antibodies that will provide plasma transfer. Adults are often given steroids and interleukin-6 inhibitors because they are already developing COVID-19 antibodies. Some of the doctors Jenny spoke to NBC Theorize that they are coronavirus antibodies that can cause MIS-A. But that is speculation for the time being as there is no definitive evidence to support it.