SHELBY, Mich. — A 10-year-old boy has undergone four amputations after developing a condition related to COVID-19 found in children called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C.
In January, Dae-Shun Jamison of Shelby, Michigan, had his right leg removed after he lost blood as doctors tried to battle an infection.
10-year-old West Michigan boy undergoes four amputations after developing MIS-C, a rare illness that can emerge after kids catch coronavirus: https://t.co/VYX3r9c9JB— WOOD TV8 (@WOODTV) February 22, 2021
This week, he had both hands and his left leg amputated.
His mother, Brittney Autman, told WOOD that prior to her son’s diagnosis, she had never heard of the condition.
There have been only 80 cases of MIS-C in Michigan.
“We see it happen in children that are otherwise healthy, so it does make it very challenging,” Dr. Rosemary Olivero, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, told WOOD.
Olivero told WXMI that she has seen it develop in children regardless of age, race or gender. She added that she doesn’t know if it is triggered by genetics, or if it will affect some groups more than others.
One thing doctors do know about MIS-C is that it affects how blood clots, Fox News reported.
Some patients also develop severe heart issues.
After, a child first contracts COVID-19 and recovers, then MIS-C may develop.
Dae-Shun and his family came down with COVID-19. The 10-year-old was asymptomatic, but after two weeks, he had no energy and complained of a headache. He eventually developed a high fever.
He was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 21, WXMI reported.
Doctors say parents should watch for MIS-C symptoms after they recover from COVID-19. The symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes and tiredness.
Dae-Shun will have to undergo rehabilitation as he learns how to adapt after his amputations.
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