Pre-existing conditions, GI symptoms help distinguish MIS-C from COVID-19 pneumonia

While most children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome are previously healthy, those hospitalized with severe COVID-19 pneumonia typically have pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes or obesity, according to data.Other factors that may help distinguish the two include respiratory distress, which is typically present in children with COVID-19, and abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea, which are common in juveniles with MIS-C.“In children infected with the coronavirus, distinguishing between active infection and those who develop a post-infectious hyper-inflammatory response,Read More

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