Doctors advise children with COVID-related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome to seek immediate attention

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Doctors are warning families with children who may have COVID-related Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) to seek immediate attention.

It’s possible that a physician will advise you to have your child hospitalized.

The symptoms of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome include stomach pain, vomiting, fever and possibly a rash.

Doctors say children could also sustain damage to their hearts.

They believe Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome is a complication of COVID-19 in children, even though many tested negative for the virus at first.

It appears to develop 2 – 6 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.

For more information, read this article published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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(This story was originally published on May 20, 2020)

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