Thoracic imaging findings of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children associated with COVID-19: What radiologists need to know now

Abbey J. Winant, Einat Blumfield, Mark C. Liszewski, Jessica Kurian, Alexandra M. Foust, Edward Y. Lee

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Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic is an ongoing public health emergency, with over 4 million confirmed cases worldwide. Due to the novel nature of this coronavirus and our evolving understanding of its pathophysiology, there is continued uncertainty surrounding diagnosis and management of COVID-19, especially in pediatric patients. In addition, a new febrile hyperin-flammatory Kawasaki-like syndrome (also known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C) has emerged in pediatric patients with temporal association to COVID-19 infection. This review article aims to provide an up-to-date review of the clinical and imaging findings of pediatric MIS-C associated with COVID-19, compared with typical acute pediatric COVID-19 infection, with an emphasis on thoracic imaging findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere200346
JournalRadiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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