What is Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C)

Also known as: MIS-C

MIS-C is a serious health condition found in children that appears to be associated with COVID-19 (coronavirus). While rare, the condition can cause children to become very ill for no apparent reason, causing dangerous swelling (inflammation) in the body that can lead to problems with the heart or other organs. Most children recover successfully with treatment that may require hospitalization.


Reviewed by: Otto M Ramos, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

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