Colorado alerts doctors on the lookout for COVID-related syndrome in children

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) encourages parents and guardians to keep up with well-child checkups and contact a health care provider when their child is ill, especially if they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) is a syndrome in children that appears to be related to COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CDPHE recently alerted health care providers to be on the lookout for this illness and to report any suspected cases to state public health.

In a News Release, CDPHE shared there are three potential cases of MIS-C in Colorado. The cases have been sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for review and final determination. CDPHE also encouraged parents and guardians to resume well-child care they may have delayed during the Stay-at-Home Order. “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things, but kids still need their checkups and vaccinations,” said Dr. Rachel Herlihy, State Epidemiologist, CDPHE. “Pediatric and family practice offices are safe, open, and ready to care for your children.” For more information, visit covid19.colorado.gov/well-child.

More information from CDC on this inflammatory condition can be found here, or below.

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