Home > Rheumatology > ACR 2021 > Late-Breaking Posters > Laboratory and clinical signs 24h after hospitalisation predict MIS-C in children

Laboratory and clinical signs 24h after hospitalisation predict MIS-C in children

Presented By
Dr Matthew Clark, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, TN, USA
Conference
ACR 2021
Hypotension, abdominal pain, rash, and serum sodium concentration in children in the first 24 hours after hospital admission were indicators of COVID-19-associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), according to a retrospective chart review analysis. Identifying affected children early is key to the successful management of this dangerous syndrome. MIS-C is a new syndrome associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection that has been increasingly reported in children. Patients with MIS-C usually present with persistent fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, skin rash, and mucocutaneous lesions. MIS-C associated with COVID-19 may rapidly progress to hypotension and shock with cardiac and other end-organ injuries. “Clinically, we often found it difficult to separate MIS-C from other common childhood illnesses. To solve this problem, we set out to identify features that are distinctive of our patients with MIS-C and to use those for a prediction model,” said...


Please login to read the full text of the article.


If you have no account yet, please register now.





Posted on