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Louisiana sees uptick in confirmed MIS-C cases, three children currently in the hospital

Louisiana

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs.

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD/KTAL) – The number of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) cases continues to rise in Louisiana.

Ten new cases have been confirmed over the last three weeks, bringing the total to 115. There have also been a total of five confirmed deaths related to MIS-C, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

There are currently three children in Louisiana hospitalized for MIS-C. So far, 101 have been admitted to the hospital for treatment of the syndrome and have since been released.

The median age of a child in the state with a confirmed MIS-C case is seven.

The CDC defines an MIS-C case as:

  • 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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