PMIS, as the syndrome is known, is thought to occur when a coronavirus infection triggers an over-the-top immune response in children and teens. The resultant inflammation can stress or damage the heart.—Steve Orr, Rochester (New York) Democrat and Chronicle
A rare complication called pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or PMIS, has put several children in the pediatric intensive care units at Norton Children's Hospital.—Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)
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