Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Temporally Related to COVID-19 in Adults

Author(s): Muhammad Khawar Sana, Karun Neupane, Aqsa Mumtaz, Muhammad Saad Siddique, Aneela Majeed

As novel viral pandemic is unfolding and new information about SARS-CoV-2 related illnesses is being released, a new multisystem inflammatory syndrome emerged particularly among children and adolescents temporally related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). After several similar cases were reported in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, the World Health Organization recognized this new syndrome on May 15, 2020 and released its case definition. Cases have now emerged in adult patients as well. Physicians need to stay vigilant about this syndrome in adults to promptly diagnose and intervene. This article highlights all cases reported in the literature so far, particularly their common presenting signs, symptoms, and the way these cases are being managed.

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