pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome

noun

: multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children
… new reports of children with COVID-19 coming down with, and sometimes dying from, a mysterious … illness dubbed "pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome" has parents understandably on edge.Anna Medaris Miller
Some reports are likening pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome to two rare childhood conditions, Kawasaki syndrome and toxic shock syndrome, because of certain similarities among the syndromes.Denise M. Baran
abbreviation PMIS

Word History

First Known Use

2020, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome was in 2020

Dictionary Entries Near pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome

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pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome

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Cite this Entry

“Pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pediatric%20multisystem%20inflammatory%20syndrome. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome

noun
: multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children
The patient at Seattle Children's whose case was reported as pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome tested positive for antibodies for SARS-CoV-2, meaning the patient had, at some point, become infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.Evan Bush, The Seattle (Washington) Times
The total reflected 18 new cases in the city of the illness, which is known as pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome and causes life-threatening inflammation in critical organs, including the heart.The New York Times
abbreviation PMIS
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