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Colorado reports jump in MIS-C, syndrome tied to COVID-19 in children – Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado 2021-01-14 12:22:48 –

In Colorado, cases of COVID-19-related inflammatory syndrome in children increased at the end of the year, and the State Department of Health advised parents to be vigilant when their children returned to school.

Much is not yet known about pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or MIS-C, but there are almost all children who previously tested positive for COVID-19. Most children recover from the virus after mild symptoms or do not recover at all. A small proportion of infected children become seriously ill due to an immune overreaction about 2-4 weeks after being infected with the virus.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported an increase in MIS-C cases in December, with 9 confirmed and 16 under consideration. If these cases are confirmed, the total after spring will more than double.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 20 cases in Colorado between May and November. Two children in Colorado died of MIS-C complications in the spring.

According to the State Health Department, children with COVID-19 symptoms or children near people infected with the virus should be tested.

Parents should take their child to the emergency room if they have the following severe MIS-C symptoms:

  • Dyspnea
  • Chest pain
  • confusion
  • Can’t keep awake
  • Blue lips or face
  • Severe abdominal pain

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