MIS-C Reports | The Ministry of Health


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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a condition in which different parts of the body can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. The cause of MIS-C is unknown, but many children with the condition either had the virus that causes COVID-19 or had been exposed to someone with COVID-19. To respect the privacy of patients and their families, the Department of Health will not share additional information on the deaths at this time.

The CDC defines a case as MIS-C when:

  • The patient is under 21 years of age, has fever, laboratory signs of inflammation and severe disease involving more than two organs requiring hospitalization; AND
  • No other plausible diagnosis; AND
  • Test positive for COVID-19, or exposure to a confirmed case, in the four weeks before symptoms appear.

As of 10/11/2021

Confirmed cases

273

Deaths

14

age range

0-20

Middle age

ten

Kind:

Female

102 (37.4%)

Man

171 (62.6%)

Clinical condition:

Hospitalized

2 (0.7%)

Dump

257 (94.1%)

Deceased

14 (5.1%)

Race:

Asian

6 (2.2%)

Black 130 (47.6%)
Other 29 (10.7%)
White 108 (39.6%)
Unknown 0

Ethnicity:

Hispanic

37 (13.6%)

non hispanic

236 (86.4%)

The Louisiana Department of Health will update information on MIS-C every Wednesday on its coronavirus webpage.

Providers who have cared for or are caring for patients under the age of 21 who meet the MIS-C criteria should immediately report these cases to the Infectious Disease Epidemiology team at the Louisiana Office of Public Health Infectious Disease Epidemiology.

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