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Another Child Diagnosed With Covid-Related 'MIS-C' Illness In LA County

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CDC is investigating multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, a rare but serious complication associated with COVID-19. Photo ScreenshotCourtsey CDC website
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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."

All children diagnosed with MIS-C in L.A. County were hospitalized and none of the cases were fatal.
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The majority of the sickened children are Latino.

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control issed a report that identified 27 cases of a similar syndrome in adults.

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