A rare and severe condition associated with Covid-19 is MIS-C (Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children). This condition can cause “different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. We do not yet know what causes MIS-C. However, we know that many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19, or had been around someone with COVID-19. MIS-C can be serious, even deadly, but most children who were diagnosed with this condition have gotten better with medical care.”– CDC (Español)
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What to do if you think your child is sick with MIS-C
Contact your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic right away if your child is showing symptoms of MIS-C:
Ongoing fever PLUS more than one of the following:
- Stomach pain
- Bloodshot eyes
- Dizziness or lightheadedness (signs of low blood pressure)
- Skin rash
Be aware that not all children will have all the same symptoms.
Qué hacer si cree que su hijo tiene MIS-C
Contacte al médico, enfermero o clínica de su hijo de inmediato si su hijo presenta síntomas de MIS-C:
Fiebre en curso y MÁS de uno de los siguientes síntomas:
- Dolor estomacal
- Ojos inyectados de sangre
- Mareos o sensación de desmayo (signos de presión arterial baja)
Tenga en cuenta que no todos los niños tendrán los mismos síntomas.
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