Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) has been affecting a large number of children and the numbers seem to be growing. Our Pediatricians at Pediatrics Healthcare Associates, have written this blog to help parents looking for more information. Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome as defined by CDC is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. We do not yet know what causes MIS-C. However, we know that many children with MIS-C were tested positive for COVID-19 Virus, or had been around someone with COVID-19. MIS-C can be serious, even deadly, but most children who were diagnosed with this condition have gotten better with medical care.
Some of the symptoms to watch out for:
Feeling extra tired
Please seek out medical help if your child shows any of the symptoms: Seek emergency care right away if your child is showing any of these emergency warning signs of MIS-C or other concerning signs:
Pain or pressure in the chest that does not go away
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
Severe abdominal pain