DENVER (KDVR) – As COVID-19 cases increase in Colorado in late fall, a rare illness that affects children follows later this year.
The Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) said the state reported the highest number of pediatric systemic inflammatory syndromes (MIS-C) in December. The state currently has 29 confirmed cases of MIS-C from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the higher number of cases is expected in December to remain under investigation.
“There is still a lot we don’t know about MIS-C, and the dramatic increase in this case is a clear reminder that our children are also at risk of serious complications from COVID-19,” said Dr. Eric France, CDPHE Chief Medical Officer “As self-learning continues, it is important that students take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, such as masking, isolation training, hand washing and self-care. Stay home when sick “
Pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Sam Domingue said the trend was in line with the number of COVID-19 cases in the fall.
Symptoms begin to appear in children sometimes weeks after being infected with COVID-19, and in severe cases can shock the child.
“They may have a high fever for only a day or two and then show evidence of inflammation,” says Dominguez. Conjunctiva of conjunctiva or red lips “
Although there are things that we do not yet know about the illness. But there is a remedy Children’s Hospital Colorado has frequently asked questions about the disease and advice for parents.
“The best way to stay out of MIS-C is to not get caught with COVID,” Dominguez said. “It is still taking the same public health measures we have always done to keep us all safe and our children safe. ”
Two children died from MIS-C in Colorado, both cases were in the spring of 2020.