20-year-old Boulder County resident develops a rare, dangerous condition after coronavirus

A 20-year-old Boulder County resident fully recovered from the coronovirus. Three weeks later, the resident developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome.

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome is a newly identified condition that predominantly occurs in children and has symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease, a news release from the Boulder County Public Health states.

In Boulder County, 4,998 coronovirus cases have been reported in Boulder County, reported Friday. Of those, 2,873 positive or probable cases have occurred between 18 and 28-year-old residents, public health spokesman Chana Gusettis said on Friday.

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Coronavirus dashboard has returned as positive as of Friday since campus tests since August 24, 1,114. The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment has determined a coronovirus outbreak in CU Boulder, and updated data on Wednesday shows 16 staff members and 1,527 students tested positive for the virus, and 168 students with potential is believed.

To date, there are 227 hospitals in Boulder County. There have been 84 deaths – 61 of which are tied to long-term care facilities, county data show.

Within the age range of 18- to 28 years, 15 persons were hospitalized and none died.

Nevertheless, infectious diseases dr. Heather Puget said she hoped residents would understand that the virus could be serious complications for young people.

“This community should serve as a warning to young people in this community not to disregard their personal risks with COVID-19,” Puget said in the release. “The patient became ill very quickly with the participation of the multirogan system. He fortunately recovered after a period of severe illness. ”

The 20-year-old resident had mild symptoms of coronavirus. He later developed severe abdominal pain, and had diarrhea and fever in the water, the release said. The person was hospitalized and required intensive care.

Conditions improved, and eventually the resident was discharged from the hospital, the release states.

Health officials say the best way to prevent multisystem inflammatory syndrome is to avoid COVID-19.

Boulder County Public Health Executive Director Boehler County Public Health Executive Director said, “The same simple tools we use to fight COVID-19 – wearing masks, keeping your distance, limiting gatherings and getting home when sick.” Staying on. Jeff Zaich told the release.

Multisystem inflammatory disease can cause various body parts to swell, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. Common symptoms include fever, severe abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, red eyes, red lips, trouble breathing and confusion or sleepiness.

“Little is known about how (multisystem inflammatory syndrome) develops, but it is related to the body’s efforts to fight an attacker,” pediatric infectious disease specialist Sam Dominguez said in the release. “It is very important for parents to seek medical care immediately if they notice any of these symptoms.”

Anyone experiencing symptoms of coronovirus or multisystem inflammatory syndrome is advised to contact their healthcare provider for testing and treatment.