Children, COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome

Sep 4, 2020 | Jennifer O'Hara | @jenohara | Comments (5)

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Children can become ill with COVID-19, and sometimes they develop a rare but serious reaction called multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C). When this reaction happens, different body parts become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, intestinal tract and brain. More than 600 cases of MIS-C have been reported in the U.S. as of Aug. 20, most in minority populations.

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Emily Levy, a pediatric critical care and infectious diseases expert, gives an overview of MIS-C, including its similarities with Kawasaki disease.

To practice safe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, this interview was conducted using video conferencing. The sound and video quality are representative of the technology used.

Connect with others talking about the pandemic and supporting one another in the COVID-19 and About Kids & Teens support groups.

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I am a fully vaccinated grandma and take care of my grandchild who has multisystem inflammatory syndrome. Can I get it from the child?

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@grandmab2423

I am a fully vaccinated grandma and take care of my grandchild who has multisystem inflammatory syndrome. Can I get it from the child?

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Hello @grandmab2423 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I can understand your concern and have found a link to information that you may find helpful.

– COVID-19: Get the Facts:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/coronavirus-vaccine/art-20484859#can-i-still-get-after
How long have you been fully vaccinated?

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Thank You Amanda. I had my second Moderna on March 1st.

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@grandmab2423

Thank You Amanda. I had my second Moderna on March 1st.

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Were you able to find the information you were seeking at the link above?

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No, But I did google and it said that there is no evidence that he is contagious to me. Good thing because he has been here everyday. 🙂

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