At Birth Injury Guide, we want families to have all the facts about COVID-19 and how it impacts children. Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome (PIMS), also called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Associated with COVID-19 (MIS-C), is a serious complication of COVID-19 that seems to only impact children and young adults. Healthcare experts do not know exactly how PIMS and COVID-19 are related. What they do know is that this serious complication is changing the way we think COVID-19 infections and risk factors.
Currently, hundreds of children across the United States are suffering from serious symptoms and are at risk for serious or even life-threatening complications due to PIMS/MIS-C. Beyond the U.S., PIMS/MIS-C is impacting children in at least 12 other countries. The exact number of children and young adults suffering from the condition is not known.
PIMS and COVID-19: A Guide for Families
Many parents find it difficult to discuss COVID-19 with their children in a way that is easy to understand. In this graphic, Birth Injury Guide offers information about PIMS/MIS-C that is easy for families to share, understand and discuss. We hope that families understand the symptoms and recognize the importance of getting medical care for children exhibiting symptoms of PIMS-MIS-C.
Learn More about COVID-19
Do you have questions about COVID-19 and the risk to pregnant women, infants or children? If so, visit Birth Injury Guide’s special section dedicated to COVID-19 information. You can also learn more about PIMS/MIS-C by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.