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Jana Shaw, MD, Upstate pediatric infectious disease specialist (photo by Jim Howe)
Jana Shaw, MD, Upstate pediatric infectious disease specialist (photo by Jim Howe)

Mysterious, rare inflammatory syndrome in children studied for connection to COVID-19

A rare condition has appeared in a small number of children and appears to be connected to COVID-19, explains Jana Shaw, MD, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Upstate. Called pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, it involves inflamed blood vessels, and its hallmark symptom is a fever that lasts more than five days. Other common symptoms may be a rash, pink eye, swollen hands and feet or vomiting and diarrhea. Shaw notes the syndrome's rareness and explains its similarity to Kawasaki disease.
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