Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) with COVID-19: Insights from simultaneous familial Kawasaki Disease cases

R. Ebina-Shibuya, H. Namkoong, Y. Shibuya, N. Horita

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Abstract

Recently, an increasing number of SARS-CoV-2 patients with COVID-19 syndrome, which overlaps with Kawasaki Disease (KD), have been reported, supporting the suggestion that infection is one of the triggers of KD. We summarized the reports of simultaneous familial KD cases to better understand the etiopathogenesis of both KD and Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) related to COVID-19. Here we discuss the etiology of these syndromes from the point of view of infection and genetic susceptibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-373
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume97
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Aug
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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