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Novel inflammatory syndrome in children possibly linked to COVID-19

Key clinical point: Newly described pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome has been associated with COVID-19.

Major finding: A total of 15 children in New York City, another 49 in New York state, and fewer than 100 U.S. cases elsewhere show symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease and/or toxic shock syndrome.

Study details: The findings are based on multiple regional reports, a case study, and a report of a cluster of patients.

Disclosures: Dr. Nolt and Dr. John had no disclosures.

Citation:

Jones VG et al. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Apr 7. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2020-0123; Riphagen S et al. Lancet. 2020 May 6. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31094-1.