BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children is still spreading in Louisiana.
Over the last week, the state has seen an increase of four confirmed cases of MIS-C.
The Louisiana Department of Health is providing a breakdown of MIS-C cases in the state below:
According to LDH, the CDC defines a case as MIS-C when:
- The patient is under the age of 21, with a fever, laboratory evidence of inflammation, and severe illness involving more than two organs that requires hospitalization
- No other plausible diagnoses
- Positive COVID-19 test, or exposure to a confirmed case, within the four weeks prior to the onset of symptoms.
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