Record-breaking MIS-C cases at Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston – Texas Children’s Hospital He says more than 30 children were hospitalized in September with an inflammatory disease linked to COVID-19. Doctors said this is a new record for multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or MIS-C, cases.
Dr. Eyal Moskal, a pediatric rheumatologist with TCH, said the average age of affected children is eight or nine, but teens appear to have more serious conditions.
“Very few cases of pediatric MIS-C have been vaccinated. It is unvaccinated syndrome. Either young children or those who did not get vaccinated,” Moskal said.
Common symptoms of MIS-C include fever and stomach pain. Symptoms appear three to six weeks after a child is infected with COVID-19.