Many children with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, like cough, low fever, or fatigue.
But for some with a rare condition, it can be serious, even deadly.
It’s called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C and it’s linked to COVID-19.
The heart, lungs, brain and other organs become inflamed.
Researchers from children’s hospital of Philadelphia found that MIS-C can put a strain on a child’s heart.
However, with treatment, heart recovery starts in as little as 1 week with complete recovery within 3 months of diagnosis.
The study suggests that with proper diagnosis and treatment, children with MIS-C recover quickly.
They can even return to activities they love, like competitive sports, after 3 month
Contact your child’s doctor right away if you notice signs of MIS-C, ongoing fever plus more than one of the following: stomach pain, bloodshot eyes, diarrhea, dizziness or lightheadedness, skin rash or vomiting.