Journal of Pediatric Neurology
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1725982
Case Report

Novel Presentation of Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome Temporally Associated with COVID-19

1  Department of Pediatrics, Prakriya Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Sagar Hiremath
2  Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
MM Baju
3  Department of Pediatrics, Prakriya Hospitals, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
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Pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an emerging rare disease reported in children 4 to 6 weeks after a usually asymptomatic COVID-19 infection. Though it usually presents as a Kawasaki-like illness or toxic shock syndrome, other multisystem presentations have been reported. Presentation as hemiplegia, however, is rare. Here, we describe a child with acute hemiplegia and rapidly progressive shock, who responded dramatically to steroids and intravenous immunoglobulin and experienced a full recovery. By reporting this case, we wish to add to the literature this atypical presentation of this novel disease, and highlight the importance of quickly diagnosing and treating this life-threatening disease.

Publication History

Received: 29 December 2020

Accepted: 28 January 2021

Publication Date:
16 March 2021 (online)

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