Researchers identify lab profiles that differentiate MIS-C from COVID-19 in children

Researchers identify lab profiles that differentiate MIS-C from COVID-19 in children
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the SARS-CoV-2 virus seemed only rarely to have serious complications in children. However, by April 2020, pediatricians had begun recognizing a syndrome in children who tested positive for COVID-19 involving hyperinflammation and some other attributes found in Kawasaki disease (KD). By May, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had named the new condition Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). Yet the biology of MIS-C and how it relates to or differs from severe COVID-19 in children has largely remained a mystery.