HealthDay Reports: Case Study Examines What's Behind Severe Kids' Illness After COVID-19
A new study takes a closer look at multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), which can make kids critically ill even several weeks after a COVID-19 infection.
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Four of the earliest U.S. cases of a rare inflammatory syndrome in kids with COVID-19 are described in a study that offers insight into the condition.
The four children -- aged 5, 10, 12 and 13 -- arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City with what is known as exaggerated cytokine storm, an abnormal autoimmune response to the new coronavirus.
Nasal swab tests for the virus were negative, but antibody testing confirmed previous COVID-19 infection.