Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C)

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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a syndrome linked to a SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus responsible for COVID-19.

Key points

  • MIS-C is a rare but potentially serious illness that can cause a variety of symptoms as a result of inflammation of multiple organs.
  • MIS-C usually develops several weeks after a SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  • MIS-C is treatable using medications to control inflammation and to help prevent organ damage.
  • Most children with MIS-C recover completely with timely medical care.
Last updated: December 6th 2023