Multisystem Inflammatory syndrome and COVID-19 in children

Multisystem Inflammatory syndrome and COVID-19 in children

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The CDC has begun to investigate new reports of multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) in association with COVID-19 in children. MIS-C is a new association of COVID-19, so there is a lot that we do not know about it, including how common it is and who will be the most affected.

Not all cases of MIS-C will have the same symptoms. Common signs and symptoms of MIS-C include:

– Fever

– Abdominal and neck pain

– Vomiting and diarrhea

– Rash

– Feeling tired

The CDC states “If your child has any of these symptoms or other concerning signs, contact your pediatrician. If your child is showing any emergency warning signs including trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, bluish lips or face, severe abdominal pain, or other concerning signs, seek emergency care right away.”

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