COVID-19 has mostly affected adults, but doctors around the country are reporting that some children who previously had COVID-19 are experiencing inflammation in the skin, eyes, blood vessels or heart.
This new syndrome has been named Multisystem-Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), formerly referred to as pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome, or PIMS. It is rare and does not seem to be affecting a large number of children.
MIS-C has signs and symptoms similar to other inflammatory conditions, including Kawasaki disease, staphylococcal and streptococcal toxic shock syndromes, bacterial sepsis and macrophage activation syndromes.
MIS-C Can Cause
Toxic shock with very low blood pressure
Problems with blood circulating oxygen and nutrients throughout the body
Is Multisystem-Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Contagious?
Unlike COVID-19, MIS-C does not appear to be contagious.
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