Child recovering from Grant County’s first reported case of MIS-C

Child recovering from Grant County’s first reported case of MIS-C
Eraldo Peres
A health worker prepares to receive a COVID-19 patient at the Luziania field hospital on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021.

GRANT CO., Wash. — Health officials have reported the first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) in a child in Grant County on Friday.

The child — who is under 10 years old — spent several days in the Intensive Care Unit, but is now stable and recovering at home, according to the Grant County Health District.

MIS-C can cause inflammation to organs, fever, and severe illness and has been linked to children who have previously tested positive for COVID-19. The syndrome is found in people under 21 and can cause mild symptoms or, in more severe cases, lead to hospitalization and death.

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There have been 42 known cases reported throughout Washington in the past year.

“Although rare, MIS-C is a dangerous complication that is associated with COVID-19. Most children suffering from MIS-C recover with treatment but may also become seriously ill and rarely even die,” said Dr. Brzezny, Grant County Health Officer.

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