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A case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) mimicking Kawasaki disease

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M. Rathnayake ,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Central Chest Clinic Colombo
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L. Dassanayake,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Central Chest Clinic Colombo
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A. Fernando,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
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Central Chest Clinic Colombo
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A. Sadikeen

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubovila, LK
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Abstract

Introduction: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 infection has emerged as a multisystem disorder during the pandemic of Coronavirus disease of 2019 (Covid-19). Multisystem inflammatory syndrome of children (MIS-C) is a rare grave complication of Covid-19 due to immunodysregulation.

 

Case Presentation: We present a 14-year-old boy who had fever, cardiac and gastrointestinal symptoms, mucocutaneous manifestations and cervical adenopathy with a background of recent asymptomatic Covid-19 infection. Inflammatory and cardiac biomarker panels were raised in the absence of other microbial causes of inflammation.

 

Discussion: Although there were overlapping features of Kawasaki disease, the ultimate diagnosis was MIS-C. He was successfully managed with immunomodulatory therapy.
How to Cite: Rathnayake, M., Dassanayake, L., Fernando, A. and Sadikeen, A., 2021. A case of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) mimicking Kawasaki disease. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine, 30(2), pp.144–148. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v30i2.303
Published on 30 Dec 2021.
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