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Four children who were diagnosed with COVID-19 in Nueces County may now have a disease that causes body parts to become inflamed, Nueces County Health Director said.
The disease, called Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, is a condition that causes body parts to become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin eyes or gastrointestinal organs, Health Director Annette Rodriguez told the Corpus Christi City Council on Tuesday.
Ages of children affected range from nine months old to 17 years old.
There are 29 cases of MIS-C in Texas, 14 cases are pending. The four cases in our region, are not included in the state’s numbers because they are under investigation, Rodriguez said.
“We started seeing children coming in in August,” Rodriguez said. “They all had to be resuscitated at one point or another in their hospitalizations. They were all on ventilators in the ICU.”
The average hospital stay for those children were about 11.5 days, Rodriguez said.
Symptoms of MIS-C include fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rashes typically seen on palms and feet, bloodshot eyes and feeling tired.
“This is a very serious disease we need to be very careful of and watch very closely,” she said.
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