Medical Health Cluster


Fast Five Quiz: Myocarditis

Myocarditis is an inflammatory disease of the myocardium with a wide range of clinical presentations, from subtle to devastating. It usually manifests in an otherwise healthy person and can result in rapidly progressive (and fatal) heart failure and arrhythmia. Recently, myocarditis has been associated with COVID-19 and, to a much […]

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Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children — Initial Therapy and Outcomes

BACKGROUND The assessment of real-world effectiveness of immunomodulatory medications for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) may guide therapy. METHODS We analyzed surveillance data on inpatients younger than 21 years of age who had MIS-C and were admitted to 1 of 58 U.S. hospitals between March 15 and October 31, […]

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COVID-Related Inflammatory Syndrome Tied to Neurologic Symptoms in Kids

About half of children with pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS) have new-onset neurologic symptoms, research shows. These symptoms involve the central and peripheral nervous systems but do not always affect the respiratory system. In addition, neurologic symptoms appear to be more common in severe presentations of […]

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