MIS-A, the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults, has killed at least three patients and disproportionately affected ethnic minorities, according to the CDC team.
The CDC described the cases of 27 adults between the ages of 21 and 50. Most had extreme inflammation all over their bodies, and organs such as the heart, liver and kidneys, but not the lungs, were affected. “Although hyperinflammation and extrapulmonary organ dysfunction are symptoms among hospitalized adults with severe forms of COVID-19, these conditions are generally accompanied by respiratory failure,” according to the CDC’s weekly report. digi24.ro.
“Instead, patients with MIS-A had minimal respiratory symptoms, hypoxemia (low blood oxygen) or abnormalities seen on x-rays. Only 8 of 16 patients had documented respiratory symptoms before MIS-A. “
One-third of the 27 patients tested negative for coronavirus infection, but tested positive for antibodies, indicating that they had experienced SARS-CoV-2 infection. “All but one of the patients with MIS-A described in this report belonged to ethnic or racial minority groups,” the researchers wrote.