LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As of Sept. 10, the Southern Nevada Health District is reporting a total of nine cases of mutisystem inflammatory in children (MIS-C).
Eight cases were initially reported on Sept. 8 and were recorded in children under the age of 14, all of whom tested positive for COVID-19.
All eight were hospitalized and have been discharged.
According to the health district, MIS-C is rare and is still being studied by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn more about it and its impact on children. While there isn’t a known cause, many children with MIS-C had the virus that causes COVID-19 or close contact with someone who did.
Symptoms can include:
- Stomach pain
- neck pain
- bloodshot eyes
The heatlh district said it’s important to note that not all children will have the same symptoms. If a child does develop symptoms, parents should contact a health care provider immediately and if the child is having any trouble breathing or having severe chest or stomach pain, parents should seek emergency care.
MIS-C is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. Treatment includes supportive care for symptoms and various medications to treat the inflammation.