Doctors Issue Warning On COVID-Related Syndrome In Kids
DOCTORS SAY KIDS WITH SUSPECTED COVID-RELATED SYNDROME NEED IMMEDIATE ATTENTION
(CNN) – Doctors are warning that kids who may have COVID-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome, need immediate attention and will likely have to be hospitalized.
The symptoms of MIS-C include stomach pain, vomiting, fever and maybe a rash.
Doctors say children might also have damage to their hearts.
They believe MIS-C is a complication of COVID-19 in children, even though many tested negative for the virus at first.
It appears to develop two to six weeks after an infection and affects mostly children who were perfectly healthy before.
Tests for inflammation and heart damage can show if children are at risk and need to be hospitalized.
Quick treatment appears to work and most children go home after a few days in the hospital.