3 children with virus-linked syndrome in intensive care at Israeli hospital

Three children are hospitalized in the intensive care unit of an Israeli hospital for treatment for a rare inflammatory syndrome that can cause damage to the heart, thought to be triggered by the coronavirus.The highly rare, post-viral condition called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) can develop about a month after SARS-CoV-2 infection and causes multiple organs to become painfully inflamed. The two girls, aged 9 and 10, and a 16-year-old boy were receiving treatment at the Kaplan Medical Center in the central city of Rehovot, Channel 13 reported on Thursday. Dr. Eli Shapiro, director of pediatric intensive care at Kaplan Medical Center, told Channel 12 news that one girl was in serious condition but stable, and the other two children were in moderate condition.