Review Article
Volume 17 Issue 9 - 2021
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: An Overview
Suzanne Talal Kutbi*, Baraah Marwan Alsawaf, Thikra Abdullah Alzahrani, Hailah Hassan Alqarni, Ghadah Saeed Alzahrani, Aljowhara Salman Ali, Amwaj Jabir Mohanna and Shoaa Khalid Saeed Aldhahri
Aziziyah Children Hospital, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Suzanne Talal Kutbi, Aziziyah Children Hospital, Saudi Arabia.
Received: July 23, 2021; Published: August 25, 2021


Introduction: The first cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection was first seen in China in late 2019 and has rapidly spread across the world. As per the previous reports of SARS-CoV-2 infection, it was not seen very commonly in young children. The reason for such a low number of cases could be either asymptomatic cases or mild forms of the disease in this age group. A new syndrome termed "multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children" (MIS-C) was first described in April 2020, with a probable relation to SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Aim of Work: This review aims at highlighting an overview of, and an update on, the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children.

Methodology: The review is a comprehensive research of WHO official page, Google Scholar, and PUBMED from the year 2005 to 2021.

Conclusion: A lot of knowledge has been gained about MIS-C temporally associated with COVID-19 in a very short span of time; nevertheless, there are still many uncertainties that exist. It is an unusual disease with varying severity and symptoms. The course of the disease is usually turbulent, leading to multiple organ failure and may require hospitalization in intensive care. Although an association does exist between SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, more serological tests and viral research need to be conducted to establish definitive evidence of COVID-19 being caused by SARS-CoV-2.

Keywords: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children; Kawasaki Disease; Anticoagulants; Toxic Shock Syndrome; Immunoglobulins


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Citation: Suzanne Talal Kutbi., et al. “Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: An Overview” EC Microbiology 17.9 (2021): 01-08.

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