Another Child Diagnosed With Covid-Related 'MIS-C' Illness In LA County
Another child in Los Angeles County has been diagnosed with a serious, sometimes deadly, syndrome related to the coronavirus — MIS-C or "Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children."
That brings the total number of children diagnosed with the syndrome to 41, according to county health officials.
Dr. Erica Lawson is a pediatric rheumatologist at UC San Francisco. She says the syndrome can impact the heart, gastrointestinal tract, and can come with a lasting fever, but parents shouldn't worry unless they see clear symptoms:
"One thing that's important to note is that children who have this condition will be pretty sick, they're going to look unwell. So just to help reassure parents a little bit that if your kid doesn't look particularly ill at home, they're not likely to have this condition."
The majority of the sickened children are Latino.