Pima County confirms one MIS-C case, investigating others – KGUN

TUCSON, Ariz.– The Pima County Health Department has validated one case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and is investigating a small handful more.
Banner Diamond Childrens Center stated it has actually dealt with kids with this illness that physicians state is set off by COVID-19.
” It can occur in kids who were symptomatic or asymptomatic from it.
Dr. Lowe explained of the patients Diamond Childrens Center has actually seen, the symptoms have actually been consistent fever, soreness in the white part of the eyes, abdominal discomfort, and even a rash.
He described its still really early in MIS-C understanding, so medical professionals do not know what the long-term impacts are.
Older children appear not to present rather as much like a Kawasaki syndrome. The children tend to respond very well to treatment, and it offers us hope that theres not going to be any lasting effects but theyll need to be followed by their pediatrician really carefully,” he stated.
He discussed Diamond Childrens Center is utilizing antibodies to deal with children.
” Primarily in Tucson weve used a medication called IVIG, which is a pool of antibodies that we acquired through blood contributions. That medication when we provide it the antibodies appeared to be anti-inflammatory and appear to be very reliable as far as at stopping this.”
Medical professional Lowe contributed to keep your family safe, it starts with protecting versus COVID-19, implying regular hand cleaning and keeping kids away from big groups.

” The initial kids looked similar to Kawasaki, but rather they were things that were distinctively different. Older kids seem not to present quite as much like a Kawasaki syndrome. The children tend to respond very well to treatment, and it gives us hope that theres not going to be any enduring effects but theyll need to be followed by their pediatrician very carefully,” he said.