Definition of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children
Note: The typical symptoms of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children are fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, fatigue, headache, conjunctivitis, hypotension, and redness or swelling of the hands, feet, tongue or lips. Severe complications may include cardiac dysfunction, myocarditis, coronary artery dilatation or aneurysm, acute kidney damage, or shock.Children's National Hospital is treating 23 children for an inflammatory syndrome associated with covid-19, a hospital spokesperson said Wednesday night. The illness, known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, is a recently discovered complication from the novel coronavirus.— Fenit Nirappil and Ann E. Marimow The syndrome bears a resemblance to Kawasaki disease, another rare inflammatory syndrome that occurs in young children. But multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children has been reported to occur in children older than this.— Ian Richardson The medical condition, known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C, is a rare but potentially deadly medical condition typically affecting multiple organs—including the heart, kidneys, brain, among others—that has been detected in children or young adults up to 21 years of age who are believed to have had COVID-19 or been exposed to it, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control.— Andy East One rare but serious complication children can develop from a coronavirus infection is known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome, or MIS-C, and at least 570 cases have been reported, the CDC said. As the pandemic continues, health care providers should be on the lookout for the syndrome that most commonly causes abdominal pain, vomiting and a skin rash.— Madeline Holcombe and Dakin Andone —abbreviation MIS-C
— called also pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, PMIS
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