Ana Clara Macedo Santos was a victim of Pediatric Multisystemic Inflammatory Syndrome after Covid-19, which causes inflammatory reactions in the body of children
The city of New York, in the interior of São Paulo, confirmed on Wednesday, 3, the first death caused by Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome powder Covid-19 in the city. The rare disease was registered in a 13-year-old girl who was hospitalized in February and died on the afternoon of the last 24th day due to multiple organ failure. Ana Clara Macedo Santos was a student at the Escola Estadual Escritorora Rachel de Queiroz and was in the 8th grade of elementary school. The girl’s family was infected by Covid-19 between December and January, but the girl showed no symptoms of the disease. None of the family members had extreme symptoms of the new coronavirus.
Pediatric Multisystemic Inflammatory Syndrome after Covid-19 (SIM-P) is considered extremely rare by pediatricians. According to recent data from the Ministry of Health, until February about 700 cases and almost 50 deaths from the disease were confirmed. The symptoms of the disease, which are usually fever, diarrhea and skin manifestations, which may escalate to conjunctivitis, changes in the heart and lung, are usually seen in children in about two to four weeks after contamination. Recent research indicates that the disease is a type of “delayed reaction” of the body to the virus, causing a “storm of release of inflammatory markers”. Despite the severity of the syndrome, experts say there is no reason to panic, as the disease is extremely rare and there are protocols in the health systems to deal with inflammation.