A 20-year-old Boulder County resident appears to have fully recovered from the coronavirus. Three weeks later, the resident developed a multisystem inflammatory syndrome.
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome is a newly identified condition that occurs primarily in children and has symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease, according to a news release from Boulder County Public Health.
As of Friday, there were 4,998 cases of coronavirus in Boulder County in Boulder County. Of these, there are 2,873 positive or probable cases among residents aged 18 to 28, public health spokeswoman Chana Gusetis said on Friday.
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To date, there are 227 hospitalizations in Boulder County. There are 84 deaths – 61 of which are related to long-term care institutions, according to county data.
Between the ages of 18 and 28, 15 people were hospitalized and no one died, Gusetis said.
Still, infectious disease Dr. Heather Puget said she hoped residents would understand that the virus could have serious complications for young people.
“This should serve as a warning to younger people in the community not to neglect their personal risks with COVID-19,” Pudget said in a statement. “The patient became ill very quickly with a lot of organ system. Fortunately, they recovered after a period of serious illness. “
The 20-year-old resident had mild symptoms of coronavirus. They later developed severe abdominal pain and had watery diarrhea and fever, the report said. The individual is hospitalized and needs intensive treatment.
Conditions improved and the resident was eventually discharged from the hospital, the statement said.
Health officials say the best way to prevent multisystem inflammatory syndrome is the same as protecting against COVID-19.
“The same simple tools we use to combat COVID-19 – wearing a mask, keeping our distance, restricting gatherings and staying home when we are sick – can help keep your family safe from this terrible condition,” the CEO said. of Boulder County Public Health Jeff Rabbit said in a statement.
Multisystem inflammatory disease can lead to inflammation in various parts of the body, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal tract, the report said. Common symptoms include fever, severe abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, red eyes, red lips, difficulty breathing and seemingly confused or drowsy.
“Many things remain unknown about how it develops (multisystem inflammatory syndrome), but it has to do with the body’s attempts to fight invaders,” childhood infectious disease specialist Sam Dominguez said in a statement. “It is very important for parents to seek medical attention immediately if they notice any of these symptoms.”
Anyone experiencing symptoms of coronavirus or multisystem inflammatory syndrome is advised to contact their healthcare provider for guidance on testing and treatment.