COVID-19: Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

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No children are known to have died so far, but several have ended up in intensive care with mysterious symptoms that include enlarged coronary arteries.

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... in recent weeks, a mysterious new syndrome has cropped up among children on Long Island, in New York City and in other hot spots around the country ...

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“This is really only a disease that has been clear for two weeks now, so there is so much we’re trying to learn about this,” the chief of pediatric critical care at Cohen Children’s, Dr. James Schneider, said in an interview on Tuesday.

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In some patients the syndrome seems similar to a rare childhood illness called Kawasaki disease, which can lead to inflammation of the blood vessels, especially the coronary arteries.

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Doctors in New York have noted that cases of the new syndrome began to appear a month or so after a surge of Covid-19 in the region. That timing suggests “it’s a post-infectious immune response to this,” said Dr. Leonard Krilov, chairman of pediatrics at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, N.Y.

Have you had any experience with this in your hospital? What was the patient outcome?

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There is just still so much we don't know about this virus.

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