"...very few children develop symptoms of COVID-19 and the vast majority who do, only have mild disease, so what we are talking about here is an exceptional group, a small group of severely ill children and adolescents."
Editor-in-Chief Eric Rubin of The New England Journal of Medicine on two studies published on a syndrome in children related to COVID-19.
- The two studies: New York State Dept of Public Health examining cases in New York, and the CDC looking at cases nationwide.
- MIS-C: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children.
- Important to know from both studies: syndrome surfaced weeks after the original infection.
- Rubin: “These kids were very sick.” Thus far, only 6 deaths in two groups but many remain hospitalized.
- Symptoms: prolonged fevers, respiratory systems, commonly GI systems and cardiac abnormalities.
Important Context: We don’t have a denominator of how many kids likely have COVID-19 infections (from lack of testing wide swaths of children without infection).
Listen to a quick 15-minute overview: HERE
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in U.S. Children and Adolescent: CLICK HERE
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children in New York State: CLICK HERE
Two New Cases of MIS-C in Nevada: CLICK HERE
COVID-19, Kids & MISSING Context: WATCH HERE
Information from the CDC on MIS-C: CLICK HERE