BATON ROUGE, La. (WDSU) — The Louisiana Department of Health reported Wednesday that the number of MIS-C cases related to the coronavirus in children has risen to a total of 51 cases.
The state also reported its fourth MIS-C death this week.
MIS-C, or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, is a serious health condition in young people less than 21 years of age where different body organs can become inflamed and fail, according to LDH.
These include the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs.
Children with MIS-C may have a fever and various symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes or feeling extra tired, according to LDH.
LDH said the specific cause of MIS-C is not yet understood, but it is known to occur in some children and teenagers who contracted COVID-19 or have been exposed to another individual with COVID-19.
By: WDSU Digital Team