pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome

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Definition of pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome

: 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

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2020, in the meaning defined above

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“Pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pediatric%20multisystem%20inflammatory%20syndrome. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome

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Medical Definition of pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome

: 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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