Cutaneous Findings in SARS-CoV-2-Associated Multisystem Inflammatory Disease in Children

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Feb 16;8(3):ofab074. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofab074. eCollection 2021 Mar.


Rash is a common feature of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), a postinfectious hyperinflammatory disease associated with prior severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection. Because the differential diagnosis of fever and rash in children is broad, understanding clinical characteristics of MIS-C may assist with diagnosis. Here we describe the cutaneous findings observed in a series of children with MIS-C-associated rash.

Keywords: MIS-C; SARS-CoV-2; pediatric infectious diseases; rash.