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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare but serious condition. It causes inflammation, which can affect the heart, lungs, brain, and other organs. A child usually has a fever for 24 hours or longer, plus other symptoms. These can vary, but common ones include belly pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, a rash, red eyes, and fatigue. Most children get better with treatment.
MIS-C is not well understood, but it's probably related to COVID-19. It may happen because a child's or teen's immune system overreacts to the virus.
Current as of:
December 18, 2020
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Heather Quinn MD - Family MedicineLesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: December 18, 2020
Heather Quinn MD - Family Medicine & Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
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