Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Related to COVID-19 in Previously Healthy Children and Adolescents in New York City

JAMA. 2020 Jul 21;324(3):294-296. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.10374.

Abstract

This case series describes clinical characteristics, treatment, and outcomes of 17 previously healthy SARS-CoV-2-infected children and adolescents with an inflammatory phenotype overlapping with but distinct from Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome admitted to a New York City hospital in late April and early May 2020.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac / virology
  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Coronavirus Infections / complications*
  • Cytokines / analysis
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • New York City
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / complications*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome / diagnosis*

Substances

  • Cytokines

Supplementary concepts

  • pediatric multisystem inflammatory disease, COVID-19 related