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Nederland boy in coma battling rare MIS-C syndrome at Texas Children’s Hospital

The CDC says they still don’t know yet what what causes MIS-C

BEAUMONT, Texas — Doctors and scientists continue to release more information about COVID-19 but say there’s still more to learn about other illnesses associated with the virus like MIS-C.

Dre’den Lowe, a Nederland 12-year-old, is currently hospitalized in a coma at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston after being diagnosed with the post-viral syndrome known as MIS-C.

“Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children” is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs according to the CDC. 

The CDC says they still don’t know yet what what causes MIS-C but they know that many of the kids who get it have had COVID-19 or been around someone with COVID-19.

His mom, Missy Lowe, says before his diagnosis he complained about aches and pains and when she noticed his face turning blue she rushed him to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

“His whole body on the inside was inflamed. Every organ was inflamed,” his mother told 12News.

Dr’dan, who is fully vaccinated, was tested for COVID-19 at St. Elizabeth but all of those tests came back negative.

“He’s just an all-around healthy kid. He’s never had any kind of sickness, no underlying health conditions. I don’t even think he’s ever had a fever over 100 until now,” she said.

Written by Kara Willis (12NewsNow), Scott Eslinger (12NewsNow)

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