Children’s Wisconsin is investigating the first case of childhood disease related to COVID-19
Children’s say these cases of MIS-C, several systemic inflammatory syndrome in children, have been reported to the state health department.
Children’s Wisconsin says they have identified the first suspected cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) in Wisconsin. They add that these cases have been reported to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).
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MIS-C is a new and rare inflammatory response that causes swelling in various organs, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs. MIS-C has been observed in some children who have been infected or exposed to COVID-19 and can have many different symptoms, including persistent high fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, swelling of the hands and feet, and red eyes and tongue . Children’s say that most children diagnosed with MIS-C have recovered with short hospital stays (in some cases, no hospital stays were needed).
Children’s Wisconsin tells 12 News in a press release that when MIS-C was first identified globally and in the United States in late April and early May, they created an interdisciplinary team to help identify and treat children with suspected MIS-C.
Back on May 13, 12 News Children’s children asked if they had seen any cases. At that time, they said there were no reported cases. According to Children’s, it has now changed over the past two weeks.
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