State announces 1st case of inflammatory syndrome in kids connected to COVID-19

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — ISDH announced the first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in a child. It has some features similar to those of Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome.

The syndrome can lead to multiorgan failure and shock, requiring hospitalization and could lead to death.

The CDC lists symptoms including hypotension, multiorgan (e.g., cardiac, gastrointestinal, renal, hematologic, dermatologic and neurologic) involvement, and elevated inflammatory markers.

Symptoms parents can be on the lookout for include:

  • a fever lasting more than 24 hours
  • abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting
  • rash or changes in skin color
  • trouble breathing
  • your child seems confused or overly sleepy​

If your child is displaying those symptoms, contact your doctor immediately.