The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting its first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19.

To protect the family’s privacy, the patient’s age and other specific information will not be released.

While children generally experience mild symptoms with COVID-19, recently a possible link has been found between COVID-19 and a serious inflammatory disease in some children and teenagers who have current or recent infections.  NCDHHS has requested reporting of suspected cases of MIS-C from all health care providers. 

MIS-C is a very rare condition, but as COVID-19 cases increase, additional reports of MIS-C could follow.

Because children with this syndrome may become seriously ill, it is important that parents and caregivers know the signs and symptoms their children may have so they can get help right away.

MIS-C is not contagious, but children with these symptoms could have COVID-19 or another infection that may be contagious.

Get additional information from NCDHHS.gov or your healthcare provider.