Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children related to COVID‐19: A New York City experience

In December 2019, the 2019, a novel coronavirus disease (COVID‐19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus‐2 (SARS‐CoV‐2) first emerged in Wuhan, China. This has now spread worldwide and was declared a pandemic by March 2020. We describe the first 15 cases with the multi‐systeminflammatory syndrome in children (MIS‐C), temporally related to COVID‐19, who presented for care to a tertiary pediatric referral center in New York City. We discuss the disproportionate burden of disease among Hispanic/Latino and Black/African American ancestry, the distinct cytokine signature across the disease spectrum (IL‐1/IL‐6), and the potential role and pathogenesis of SARS‐CoV‐2 in this new clinical entity.

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children related to COVID‐19: A New York City experience
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