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Children with COVID-19 associated with a new disease, parents warned


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The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned parents of a Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) in children across several nations.

The disease affects the different body parts, which can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.

Children under the age of 15 may be at risk of the MIS-C.

Experts at CDC said that children who have had been exposed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) showed MIS-C symptoms. 

The MIS-C can take a serious effect on the children, but with timely treatment recovery cases have also been reported.

Experts advise parents if they notice any symptoms of MIS-C or symptoms of COVID-19, they must immediately contact a doctor or rush to the hospital.

Symptoms of MIS-C:


    Abdominal pain



    Neck pain


    Bloodshot eyes

    Feeling extra tired

The US CDC has a dedicated team investigating multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) to learn more about this syndrome and communicate information quickly to healthcare providers, parents and caregivers, as well as state, local and territorial health departments.


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Experts also said that all children may not have the same symptoms, and there seeking a medical help is always the right choice.

CDC puts warning signs of MIS-C:

    Trouble breathing

    Pain or pressure in the chest that does not go away

    New confusion

    Inability to wake or stay awake

    Bluish lips or face

    Severe abdominal pain

Doctors will provide necessary care to make your child feel better and may use various medicines to treat inflammation.

It is also advised that do not self treat, one must rushed to the hospital for better treatment.

Parents who have been exposed to COVID-19 must consult a doctor for their children. Healthcare providers can follow CDC recommendations to keep children and their parents safe.

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