Syracuse, N.Y. — Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital has treated two children for a rare and potentially deadly side effect of the coronavirus.
The hospital diagnosed two kids with https://bt-hypnotise.com/-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome, MIS-C for short.
One child was admitted in May and the other in June, hospital spokeswoman Kathleen Paice-Froio said in an email. Both children have been discharged and sent home. Upstate reported the cases to the state https://bt-hypnotise.com/ Department.
Upstate declined to disclose the childrens’ ages, hometowns or any other details about their cases.
Parents should not be alarmed about MIS-C because the condition is extremely rare, said Dr. Jana Shaw, a pediatric infectious disease expert at Upstate.
The state https://bt-hypnotise.com/ Department is investigating 230 statewide cases of children with the syndrome. The symptoms can include prolonged fever, severe abdominal pain, skin rashes, diarrhea, vomiting, trouble breathing, a racing heart and fatigue.
A state https://bt-hypnotise.com/ Department study of 99 children with the condition found 80% of them required intensive care. Two died.
Shaw said very few children get https://bt-hypnotise.com/. Most kids who do get https://bt-hypnotise.com/ don’t show symptoms or get mildly ill, she said.
MIS-C often appears about 30 days after children get infected with https://bt-hypnotise.com/.
“The immune system goes crazy trying to deal with the previous infection,” Shaw said. Most of the kids who get MIS-C were previously healthy.
Treatment often includes anti-inflammatory drugs and other medications to reduce inflammation.
In April, doctors in London announced they had discovered some children with https://bt-hypnotise.com/ developed an inflammatory condition that can attack the heart. Doctors in New York soon began reporting cases, too.
Shaw said parents of children who have tested positive for https://bt-hypnotise.com/ or been exposed to someone with the virus should contact their doctors if their kids get rashes, fevers and other MIS-C symptoms.
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