The 20-year-old Boulder County seemed to be completely cured of the coronavirus. Three weeks later, the residents developed a multisystem inflammatory syndrome.
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome is a newly diagnosed condition that mainly affects children and has symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease, according to Boulder County Public Health News.
As of Friday, 4,998 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Boulder County. Of these, 2,873 positive or probable cases have been reported between residents aged 18 to 28, public health spokeswoman Chana Hussetis said on Friday.
The University of Colorado Boulder’s coronavirus dashboard shows that as of August 24, 1,114 tests at the university were positive as of Friday. The Colorado Department of Health and the Environment has identified a coronavirus outbreak in CU Boulder, and data updated Wednesday show that 16 employees and 1,527 students tested positive for the virus, and 168 students are considered probable.
To date, there have been 227 hospitalizations in Boulder County. According to the district, 84 deaths were recorded – 61 of them were related to long-term care facilities.
Between the ages of 18 and 28, 15 people were hospitalized and none died, Gussetis said.
However, infectious disease Dr. Heather Puget said she hopes residents understand that the virus can have serious complications for young people.
“This should serve as a warning to young people in the community to ask not to ignore their own risks posed by COVID-19,” Pudget said in a report. “The patient got sick very quickly with the involvement of a multi-organ system. Fortunately, they recovered after a period of serious illness. “
A 20-year-old resident had mild symptoms of coronavirus. They later developed severe abdominal pain, watery diarrhea and fever, the report said. The person was hospitalized and needed intensive care.
Conditions improved, and the resident was eventually discharged from the hospital, the report said.
Health officials say the best way to prevent multisystem inflammatory syndrome is to protect against COVID-19.
“The same simple tools we use to combat COVID-19 – wearing a mask, keeping a distance, limiting fees and staying home when we are sick – can help protect your family from this terrible condition,” he said. Boulder County Health Secretary Jeff Hare said in a report.
Multisystemic inflammatory disease can cause inflammation in various parts of the body, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal tract, the release notes. Common symptoms include fever, severe abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, red eyes, red lips, difficulty breathing and seem confused or sleepy.
“Much remains unknown about how it develops (multisystem inflammatory syndrome), but it has to do with the body’s attempts to fight the invader,” said pediatric infectious disease specialist Sam Dominguez in his release. “It is very important for parents to seek medical attention immediately if they notice any of these symptoms.”
Anyone experiencing symptoms of either coronavirus or multisystem inflammatory syndrome is advised to consult their healthcare provider for advice on testing and treatment.