The CDC released a report describing a "multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults" or (MIS-A), months after a similar condition was reported in children.
MIS-A is a severe illness that targets multiple organs and causes increased inflammation in the body, the report said. And with both syndromes, many patients either test positive for SARS- CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, or have antibodies against it, indicating recent infection. Currently, MIS-A appears rare, like its counterpart in children. The new CDC report identifies around two dozen cases of MIS-A.
Still, the new report, published in the CDC journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, urges doctors to consider a diagnosis of MIS-A in adults with compatible signs and symptoms.