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Clinical Characteristics of 58 Children With a Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome Temporally Associated With SARS-CoV-2

Clinical Characteristics of 58 Children With a Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome Temporally Associated With SARS-CoV-2

In this case series of hospitalized children who met criteria for PIMS-TS, there was a wide spectrum of presenting signs and symptoms and disease severity, ranging from fever and inflammation to myocardial injury, shock, and development of coronary artery aneurysms.

The comparison with patients with KD and KD shock syndrome provides insights into this syndrome, and suggests this disorder differs from other pediatric inflammatory entities.

This case series included 58 hospitalized children, a subset of whom required intensive care, and met definitional criteria for pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (PIMS-TS), including fever, inflammation, and organ dysfunction.

Of these children, all had fever and nonspecific symptoms, such as abdominal pain (31 [53%]), rash (30 [52%]), and conjunctival injection (26 [45%]); 29 (50%) developed shock and required inotropic support or fluid resuscitation; 13 (22%) met diagnostic criteria for Kawasaki disease; and 8 (14%) had coronary artery dilatation or aneurysms.

CriticalCare.news
June 9, 2020

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