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Name of Media:

Rare, post-COVID-19 syndrome in children becoming more frequent in Montreal

Author(s):

Katelyn Thomas

Publisher or Source:

Montreal Gazette

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

General Public,General Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

Canada

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:

Yes

Description:

A rare syndrome specialists detected shortly after the pandemic began — seen in children who have recovered from COVID-19 — seems to be becoming more frequent and more severe in Montreal.

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) manifests in the form of a fever, mainly, but also red eyes, red or cracked lips, and red spots on the body. The symptoms resemble those of Kawasaki disease, said Dr. Marie-Paule Morin, a pediatric rheumatologist at Montreal’s Ste-Justine Hospital, and they appear about three to four weeks after a COVID-19 diagnosis.

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