Kawasaki-like multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children during the covid-19 pandemic in Paris, France: prospective observational study

Study aiming to characterise the 21 affected children and adolescents and evaluate a potential temporal association with SARS-CoV-2 infection, noted an unusually high proportion had GI symptoms, Kawasaki disease shock syndrome, and were of African ancestry.

SPS commentary:

According to an editorial, it seems highly likely that more reports will appear from around the globe as recent peaks of SARS-CoV-2 infections in new regions result in waves of paediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome (PIMS) in children and adolescents. It suggests that urgent issues are best tackled by an international, multidisciplinary paediatric community to determine the incidence and spectrum of mild to severe PIMS through systematic surveillance; best treatment strategies; the incidence and clinical course of coronary artery dilation, aneurysms, and other cardiac complications and their association with risk factors such as severity of presenting illness; and non-cardiac long term health sequelae. The data presented in this report is the first step in this critical process.


British Medical Journal

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