Case of pediatric inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 confirmed in Nebraska

Health officials say a case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MISC-C) has been identified in a boy from Dawson County. 
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Health officials say a case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MISC-C) has been identified in a boy from Dawson County.

The case is the first in the Two Rivers Public Health District, and possibly the state, health officials say.

According to the CDC. MISC-C is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. The CDC says it does not yet know what causes MIS-C. However, they know that many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19, or had been around someone with COVID-19.

MIS-C can be serious, even deadly, but most children who were diagnosed with this condition have gotten better with medical care.

What to do if you think your child is sick with MIS-C

Contact your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic right away if your child is showing symptoms of MIS-C:

  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Neck pain
  • Rash
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Feeling extra tired

Be aware that not all children will have all the same symptoms.

Seek emergency care right away if your child is showing any of these emergency warning signs of MIS-C or other concerning signs:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Pain or pressure in the chest that does not go away
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face
  • Severe abdominal pain
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