Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Kids - What You Need to Know

You may have seen news of a new inflammatory disorder in children, related to COVID-19 infection.  This new entity is called Multisystem Inflammatory Disorder in Children (MIS-C for short).  The condition is still rare when looking at the entire pediatric population; however, we want to keep you aware of what to look for with this syndrome.  We are still learning more about COVID-19 every day so this blog post is based on what current information we have.

Criteria for diagnosis includes:

What the syndrome looks like:

What to do if you are concerned:

What to expect if you are sent to the ER for evaluation:

 

Always feel comfortable calling our office with any concerns or questions 513-984-5552.  We are here to help!

Author
Alison Heffernan, MD Board Certified Pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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