What Is Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)?
seems to usually cause a milder infection in kids than in adults and older people.
But some children have developed more serious symptoms, sometimes several weeks after
being infected with the virus. Doctors are calling this multisystem inflammatorysyndrome in children (MIS-C). Most kids with MIS-C get better after
they get special care in the hospital, sometimes in the ICU (intensive care unit).
What Are the Signs of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)?
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) causes symptoms that are
due to inflammation
(irritation, pain, swelling) throughout the body. Doctors are trying to find out how
these symptoms are related to coronavirus infection.
If your child has any of these symptoms, call your doctor. Kids with this inflammatory
syndrome may quickly get worse. Go
to the ER right away if your child looks very sick, has trouble breathing,
has chest pain, has very bad belly pain, looks bluish in the lips or face, or
is very sleepy or confused.