Confirmed cases of MIS-C increase in Louisiana

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Louisiana Department of Health

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:

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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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