By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The CDC is preparing to release new information on a rare condition that is causing organ failure in children who have battled COVID-19. Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome causes persistent fever, skin rashes, swelling and poor organ function.

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The condition was first reported in children living in New York.

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Now, more than a dozen states are reporting cases.

Doctors say the condition is treatable if it is diagnosed early.

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