COVID-19: Week-Old Baby With Rare Neo-Natal MISC Recovers In Bhubaneswar Hospital

Bhubaneswar: A newborn diagnosed with Neo-natal Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MISC), a rare condition in babies caused by COVID infection, recovered followed proper treatment at SUM Ultimate Medicare here.

According to hospital sources, the week-old baby boy was born to a COVID-infected mother in a private hospital in the city in the 33rd week of pregnancy. They were rushed to the SUM Ultimate in critical condition. 

The mother had to be put on ventilator support when her condition deteriorated. The baby thereafter became restless and had difficulty in breathing on the second day. He was then shifted to NICU. Associate Consultant in the department of Pediatrics and Neonatology Dr Bichitrananda Raut and his team diagnosed it to be a case of neo-natal MISC. “Most of the neonates usually remain asymptomatic or manifest mild symptoms after COVID infection. But severe disease manifestation or neo-natal MISC is rare,” he.

The baby’s condition improved with proper treatment and he was discharged within two days, he said, adding that he was brought to full feeding on the second day of treatment. Meanwhile, the mother’s condition also showed improvement and she was taken off the ventilator.

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