FREDRICKSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - The Rappahannock Area Health District has confirmed a case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children associated with COVID-19.
The health district says the child has recovered and to protect the privacy of the patient, no other details will be disclosed.
MIS-C, previously called Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome, is a new health condition associated with COVID-19. The first reports of this syndrome came from the United Kingdom in late April. U.S. cases were first reported in New York City in early May.
MIS-C may cause problems with a child’s heart and other organs.
Most children with MIS-C have fever lasting several days and may show symptoms of:
- Irritability or decreased activity
- Abdominal pain without another explanation
- Lack of appetite
- Red or cracked lips
- Red or bumpy tongue
- Swollen hands and feet
Not all children with MIS-C have the same symptoms.
Call your doctor immediately if your child becomes ill and has a continued fever or any of these symptoms.
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