ISDH mandates reporting of COVID-related illness in kids; CDC call planned
The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is alerting physicians and other clinicians to be aware of and report any cases of a multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) linked to COVID-19 that has sickened or killed patients younger than 21 in other states. 

The first reported case of MIS-C in Indiana was announced this afternoon by ISDH Commissioner Kristina Box, MD, at Gov. Eric Holcomb’s daily news briefing on the epidemic. Dr. Box declined to say where the case was reported. 

ISDH is mandating that physicians report any cases or deaths linked to MIS-C as soon as possible through the NBS statewide surveillance system. Providers who do not have access to NBS should report suspected cases directly to their local health departments, ISDH said.

Additional information on clinical evaluation for MIS-C and where to direct questions is available at the links above.

In addition, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is holding an informational call for clinicians about MIS-C tomorrow (Tuesday, May 19) at 2 p.m. EDT. Learn more and sign up here.