MULTIPLE INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME IN CHILDREN (MIS-C) ASSOCIATED WITH COVID-19
Keywords:covid-19, multiple inflammatory syndrome
There is a difference between MIS-C and KD. This is probably a postinfectious inflammatory response manifested with elevation of inflammatory markers and signs of myocardial damage. So, MIS-C could be an analogue of late phase COVID-19, which we are seeing in adult patients. This phase is also characterized by “cytokine storm” and can include severe myocardial disfunction, renal damage and laboratory changes consistent with MAS. Despite growing numbers of children with MIS-C, it still remains as rare condition and has good outcome in majority of cases. Children with MIS-C need special care of rheumatologist, infectious disease and intensive disease specialist collaboration.
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