COVID leads to serious inflammatory syndrome for eight Alaska youth
April 1, 2021
ANCHORAGE (AP) - Eight Alaska youths have developed a serious inflammatory syndrome from previous coronavirus infections, state health officials said in a report.
The report, released March 26, said some of the eight youths ended up in the pediatric intensive-care unit with severe complications.
The condition they developed is called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C. The syndrome can lead to inflamed organs, including the heart, lungs, kidneys and brain, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Since May 2020, the CDC has reported 2,617 cases of th...