Turkish Archives of Pediatrics
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A recently explored aspect of the iceberg named COVID-19: multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C)

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Department of Pediatric Rheumatology, İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa, Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

Turk Arch Pediatr 2021; 56: 3-9
DOI: 10.5152/TurkArchPediatr.2020.20245
Read: 251 Downloads: 211 Published: 30 December 2020

Humanity has recently gained a novel foe named coronavirus disease 2019. Although data so far mostly suggest that children are more likely to have a favorable disease course, new concerns have been raised because of recently reported pediatric cases with hyperinflammatory conditions resembling Kawasaki disease, toxic shock syndrome, and macrophage activation syndrome/hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Because the increasing evidence suggests that this recent hyperinflammatory condition emerged in the coronavirus disease 2019 era is a distinct clinical picture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named this novel disease multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. Even if this novel disease is rare, it seems to be highly fatal. Therefore, it is urgent to understand the pathogenesis of the disease to be able to establish the appropriate treatment regimes. Concerns regarding the diagnostic process and the management of the disease have been raised even among pediatricians. Therefore, we aimed to clarify this newly occurring enigma based on the current literature and our clinical insights.

Cite this article as: Haslak F, Yıldız M, Adrovic A, Şahin S, Barut K, Kasapçopur Ö. A recently explored aspect of the iceberg named COVID-19: multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). Turk Arch Pediatr 2021; 56(1): 3-9.

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