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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children

Children can become ill with COVID-19, and sometimes they develop a rare but serious reaction called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). When this reaction happens, various organs become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, intestinal tract and brain. More than 600 cases of MIS-C have been reported in the U.S. as of Aug. 20, 2020, most in minority populations. On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Emily R. Levy, M.D., a pediatric critical care and infectious disease expert, gives an overview of MIS-C, including its similarities with Kawasaki disease. This interview was recorded on Aug. 31, 2020. Information in this podcast was accurate at the time of its posting. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientific understanding along with guidelines and recommendations may have changed since the original publication date.


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October 9, 2020

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Emily Levy, MD

Emily Levy, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

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