Italy reports cases of Kawasaki-like syndrome

May 13, 2020

A new report in The Lancet covers 10 pediatric cases of the pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome (PMIS). 

A new report in The Lancet covers 10 pediatric cases of the pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome (PMIS). The 10 children were found to have more serious symptoms than the 19 children who had been diagnosed with Kawasaki disease in the same area in Italy during the previous 5 years.

Children who had PMIS had an average age of 7.5 years, which was older by 4.5 years than the typical patient with Kawasaki disease in the area. The severe symptoms included heart complications and toxic shock syndrome. The children were treated with immunoglobulin therapy, but 8 children needed steroids as well.

 

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