Paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS-TS)
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A small study has reported most symptoms of rare paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS-TS) associated with SARS-CoV2 are resolved after six months.
- PIMS-TS, also known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), is a rare condition associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection that was first defined in April 2020.
- Causes: It is not known what triggers the condition, but it is thought to be a rare immune overreaction that occurs approximately four to six weeks after mild or asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection.
- Symptoms of the condition include fever, rash, eye infection, and gastrointestinal symptoms (e.g. diarrhea, stomach-ache, nausea). In some rare cases, the condition can lead to multi-organ failure.
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