Clark County confirms first child with inflammatory condition associated with coronavirus

The first Clark County case of an inflammatory syndrome associated with coronavirus has been confirmed in a young child, according to the Clark County Combined Health District.

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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is a syndrome in children and teens that causes the inflammation of blood vessels. It can limit blood flow and damage the heart, kidney and other organs, according to to CCHD.

The new syndrome is believed to be associated with COVID-19.

“This is just another example of how dangerous this virus can be” said Charles Patterson, Clark County health commissioner. “It is critical for Clark County residents to do everything we can to slow the spread of the virus by continuing to follow recommended social distancing guidelines and wearing masks in public. Our community must keep protecting one another.”

The patient is younger than 5 and is recovering at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

Symptoms typically develop within four weeks of being exposed to coronavirus. Some signs of MIS-C include fever, unusual weakness or fatigue, a red rash, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea. red/cracked lips, red eyes and swollen hands or feet.

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The syndrome is rare and it can be dangerous, but it treatable, according to CCHD. Any children or teens showing symptoms should be seen by a doctor immediately.

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