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abbreviation or noun

: multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children
The features of MIS-C include signs that the blood vessels and organs are irritated or inflamed.Elaine Cox
The syndrome appears to be rare, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—which recently dubbed the condition MIS-C or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children—has expressed alarm about the rapid decline of patients with the illness.Ariana Eunjung Cha and Chelsea Janes

Examples of misc in a Sentence

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Only five children with MIS-C had received three or more doses. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 14 Mar. 2024 There were no reports of myocarditis or pericarditis (inflammation of the heart and surrounding tissue) or multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 13 Sep. 2023 There have also been 12 reported pediatric influenza deaths and 30 reports of MIS-C, a rare complication that typically occurs a month after a COVID infection, the organization added. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 17 Dec. 2023 Since then, however, MIS-C cases have dropped dramatically and have almost disappeared entirely. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 13 July 2023 Public health officials in Virginia late last year removed percent positivity, testing data, outbreaks and MIS-C (or multisystem inflammatory syndrome) case information from the dashboard. Jenna Portnoy, Washington Post, 2 May 2023 Children who developed multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or MIS-C, are also more vulnerable to long COVID. Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

Abbreviation Or Noun

2020, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misc was in 2020

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“Misc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misc. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition


abbreviation or noun
: multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children
The medical condition, known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, is a rare but potentially deadly medical condition typically affecting multiple organs—including the heart, kidneys, brain, among others—that has been detected in children or young adults up to 21 years of age who are believed to have had COVID-19 or been exposed to it, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control.Andy East, The Republic (Columbus, Indiana)
Most children with MIS-C have persistent high fevers for three or more days, but then exhibit a range of symptoms in various combinations reflecting inflammation in multiple organs of the body.Sandra L. Fenwick, The Boston Globe
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