MIS-C After COVID: Understanding the Syndrome in Children

In this episode of Kid’s Corner, Dr. Liz Mumper discusses MIS-C (Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children) in the United States and the incidence of this diagnosis with COVID-19. Dr. Mumper also explains if receiving COVID-19 vaccinations prevent MIS-C by breaking down this study.

People also refer to MIS-C as Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome temporally associated with SARS-COV2 (PIM-TS).

Common symptoms of MIS-C in babies show as a rash and/or diarrhea. In older children, the symptoms are respiratory.

MIS-C is similar to Kawasaki’s disease, although the symptoms usually resolve in contrast to Kawasaki’s disease.

Treatment for MIS-C includes:

  • supportive care and observation
  • maintaining volume status as dehydration worsens symptoms
  • steroids
  • IVIG
  • Interleukin blockers
  • anti-coagulation
  • cardiology work-up with an EKG and cardiac echo
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