Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/KH_generic_header_01_2.jpgMultisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) causes inflammation throughout the body. Doctors are trying to find out how these symptoms are related to coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.MIS-C, Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, PMIS, PIMS, multi-system, multi, mystery illness, mysterious illness,covid toes, racing heart, pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome, covid-19, coronavirus, red eyes, red lips, swollen hands, swollen feet, syndrome, kawasaki, kawasaki and covid, kawasaki-like, joint pain, dizzy, fever won't go away, rash, rashes, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children , coronavirus and kids, coronavirus in kids, covid and children, covid in children, CDC advisory, inflammatory condition in children, inflammatory condition in kids05/12/202007/28/202007/28/2020Deepika Thacker, MD07/23/2020b03680e1-b339-46d2-8f59-18bec20aa6fahttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pmis.html/<p><em>Also called: Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (PMIS); Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS)</em></p> <h3>What Is Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)?</h3> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/coronavirus.html/">Coronavirus (COVID-19)</a> 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 <strong>multisystem inflammatory</strong> <strong>syndrome in children (MIS-C)</strong>. Most kids with MIS-C get better after they get special care in the hospital, sometimes in the ICU (intensive care unit).</p> <h3>What Are the Signs of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)?</h3> <p>Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) causes symptoms that are due to <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/inflammation.html/">inflammation</a> (irritation, pain, swelling) throughout the body. Doctors are trying to find out how these symptoms are related to coronavirus infection.</p> <p>Symptoms that have been seen in kids include:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">a fever</a></li> <li>belly pain</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vomit.html/">vomiting</a> or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diarrhea.html/">diarrhea</a></li> <li>a rash</li> <li>neck pain</li> <li>red, cracked lips</li> <li>red eyes</li> <li>being extra tired</li> <li>swollen hands or feet</li> <li>swollen lymph nodes</li> </ul> <p>If your child has any of these symptoms, call your doctor. Kids with this inflammatory syndrome may quickly get worse. <strong><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/emergency-room.html/">Go to the ER</a> right away</strong> if your child looks very sick, has trouble breathing, has chest pain, has very bad belly pain, looks bluish in the lips or face,&nbsp;or is very sleepy or confused.</p>Coronavirus (COVID-19) y síndrome inflamatorio multisistémicoEl síndrome inflamatorio multisistémico causa inflamación en todo el cuerpo. Los médicos están tratando de descubrir cómo se relacionan estos síntomas con la infección por coronavirus.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/pmis-esp.html/6c90a8d3-3614-46f6-8c94-be39568bf162
FeversFevers happen when the body's internal "thermostat" raises the body temperature above normal. This is often the body's way of fighting infections.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/42ab5a5d-1c03-493e-acf5-0ac569d1b946
First Aid: RashesSometimes rashes are only a minor annoyance. Other times, they are more serious and require medical treatment. Here's what to do if your child has a rash.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/rashes-sheet.html/b20f177c-afbf-49de-b9ea-2ad76cf5d132
How to Take Your Child's TemperatureAll kids get a fever from time to time. Here's how to take your child's temperature, safely and accurately.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/take-temperature.html/cc1fd1e6-ac30-4096-810e-d0303c3d2490
InflammationInflammation is one way the body reacts to infection, injury, or other medical conditions. Many things can cause it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/inflammation.html/5e889918-9a6c-4805-bbd0-3a7d8b5333ab
Understanding Coronavirus (COVID-19)Looking for information about coronavirus (COVID-19)? Our articles and videos explain what the virus is, ways to prevent it from spreading, what it means for school and learning, and much more.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/coronavirus-landing-page.html/44f68df4-1c20-4790-b45f-3c1abe7342f0
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