NYS Department of Health Offers Information on Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome, Related to Covid-19

According to the New York State Department pf health, though most children who get COVID-19 experience only mild symptoms, Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome has features which overlap with Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome and may occur days to weeks after acute COVID-19 illness.

New Yorkers should seek immediate care from the family's health care provider if a child has:
•    Prolonged fever (more than five days)
•    Difficulty feeding (infants) or is too sick to drink fluids
•    Severe abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting
•    Change in skin color - becoming pale, patchy and/or blue
•    Trouble breathing or is breathing very quickly
•    Racing heart or chest pain
•    Decreased amount of frequency in urine
•    Lethargy, irritability or confusion

Early recognition by pediatricians and referral to a specialist including to critical care is essential.


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