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Podcast & Article: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and COVID-19 Infections

By NASN Inc posted 12-13-2021 13:47


NASN School Nurse Editor, Cynthia Galemore, interviews author Margaret Bultas and Kelli Fuller about the article, "Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and COVID-19 Infections."

Learn more about this article by reading the abstract below and listening to the podcast.

The arrival of SARS-Co-V-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) has brought not only the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic but also the development of a cluster of symptoms known as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). Information regarding the long-term implications of COVID-19 infections in children, as well as MIS-C, is scarce and is emerging on an almost daily basis. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the recent literature regarding COVID-19 and MIS-C, a Kawasaki-like inflammatory syndrome that developed in children around the same time the COVID-19 pandemic began. Because the school nurse monitors children across a variety of developmental domains, they are in a unique position to identify changes and notice long-term trends related to the health and development of children who contract both COVID-19 and MIS-C.