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ES Journal of Microbiology

ISSN: 2768-0584

COVID-19 in Children: A Case Report of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in Tripoli-Libya

  • Case Report

  • Feras Al Lami1*, Abdulfattah Bengheshir2 and Awatif Abushhaiwia3
  • 1Paediatric consultant, Paediatric ICU, Tripoli Children’s hospital
  • 2Paediatric resident, Master in neonatology, Tripoli Children’s hospital
  • 3Paediatric consultant, Paediatric Rheumatology, Tripoli Children’s hospital
  • *Corresponding author: Feras Al Lami, Paediatric consultant, Paediatric ICU, Tripoli Children’s hospital, Libya
  • Received: Feb 08, 2021; Accepted: Feb 26, 2021; Published: Mar 05, 2021

Case Report

As COVID-19 continues to spread in countries all over the world included Libya, the impact of the disease among children, initially considered less important [1], will increasingly be more relevant. The role of children in viral transmission and its impact in epidemic expansion, as well as the extent of the diversity of clinical presentation, are still unclear. At the end of April, the United Kingdom South Thames Retrieval Service alerted on a new clinical picture manifesting as a hyper-inflammatory syndrome, with multi-organ involvement similar to Kawasaki Disease and with potential evolution to a shock syndrome. This represented a new phenomenon affecting previously asymptomatic children with SARS-CoV-2 infection [2]. This Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection occurs weeks after infection and may evolve unnoticed.