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Epidemiology of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

Epidemiology of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Opinion EDITORIAL A Step Closer to Understanding Who, Where, and When Jennifer A. Blumenthal, MD; Jeffrey P. Burns, MD, MPH Death and disease in adult patients from the COVID-19 pan- more frequently with conjunctival findings, rash, and abdomi- demic continue unabated across the world well into 2021, and nal pain, while adolescents present more frequently with chest pain, shortness of breath, and cough. In this study, cardiac dys- why children have escaped severe disease from this virus re- mains one of the most intriguing gaps in our understanding function and a diagnosis of myocarditis was significantly more of the immune response to likely in adolescents. Most notably, this study of MIS-C found this virus. Of equal impera- no significant difference in the age of children with coronary Related article tive, what insights can be artery dilation. Coronary artery dilation was found in 18.3% gained via a deeper understanding as to why some children of children aged 0 to 4 years and 14.6% of children aged 18 to do become critically ill from COVID-19 and the more recently 20 years. described multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children Second, this study defines characteristics of MIS-C by pre- (MIS-C)? Unlocking the key immunologic http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Epidemiology of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 175 (8) – Aug 6, 2021

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-6203
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2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.0638
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Opinion EDITORIAL A Step Closer to Understanding Who, Where, and When Jennifer A. Blumenthal, MD; Jeffrey P. Burns, MD, MPH Death and disease in adult patients from the COVID-19 pan- more frequently with conjunctival findings, rash, and abdomi- demic continue unabated across the world well into 2021, and nal pain, while adolescents present more frequently with chest pain, shortness of breath, and cough. In this study, cardiac dys- why children have escaped severe disease from this virus re- mains one of the most intriguing gaps in our understanding function and a diagnosis of myocarditis was significantly more of the immune response to likely in adolescents. Most notably, this study of MIS-C found this virus. Of equal impera- no significant difference in the age of children with coronary Related article tive, what insights can be artery dilation. Coronary artery dilation was found in 18.3% gained via a deeper understanding as to why some children of children aged 0 to 4 years and 14.6% of children aged 18 to do become critically ill from COVID-19 and the more recently 20 years. described multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children Second, this study defines characteristics of MIS-C by pre- (MIS-C)? Unlocking the key immunologic

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JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 6, 2021

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