Adults CAN get the inflammation condition linked to COVID-19 seen in kids

Adults CAN get the life-threatening Kawasaki-like condition linked to COVID-19 as at least two people over 18 die from the inflammatory condition that has killed 20 US children, CDC report reveals Earlier this year, cases began appearing of a mysterious inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) linked to coronavirus exposure Since June 2020, at least 27 adults in the US and the UK have been diagnosed with a similar condition called MIS-A Of 16 patients for whom data was available, all had evidence of effects on the heart such as arrhythmia or dysfunction of one of the ventricles  Ten patients needed to be admitted to the ICU with three requiring intubation and two dying of the condition

By Mary Kekatos Senior Health Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 15:55 BST, 5 October 2020 | Updated: 17:50 BST, 5 October 2020

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The rare inflammatory condition linked to children diagnosed with the coronavirus can be fatal in adults as well, a new report finds.

Back in April, doctors warned of youngsters in Europe and America with fever, skin rashes and swelling of the glands who had been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Since then, several case reports and series have been published of a similar condition known as 'Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Adults' (MIS-A).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that at least 27 people over age 18 in the US and the UK have had the condition and it can lead to hospitalization, intubation and even death. 

Since June 2020, at least 27 adults in the US and the UK have been diagnosed with a similar condition called MIS-A that resembles Kawasaki disease (file image)

Since June 2020, at least 27 adults in the US and the UK have been diagnosed with a similar condition called MIS-A that resembles Kawasaki disease (file image) 

At first, the disorder, known as 'Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome' (PMIS) or 'Multi-system Inflammatory syndrome in Children' (MIS-C) was only seen in kids.

It was originally thought to be linked with Kawasaki disease, a condition that causes inflammation in the walls of the blood vessels and affects mostly

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