Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Print this page Email this page Users Online: 3983
Ahead of Print

Clinical profile and outcome of pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 series in Eastern India

1 Department of Pediatrics, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Child Health, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Pediatrics, Narayana Superspecialty Hospital, Howrah, West Bengal, India
4 Department of Pharmacology, IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
5 Department of Pediatric Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Rakesh Mondal,
Department of Pediatrics, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_15_21

Objective: The objective of this study is to delineate the characteristics and outcome of Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome temporally associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV2) infection (PIMS-TS) in Eastern Indian settings. Materials and Methods: We conducted a prospective observational multicentric study from May 2020 to August 2020, collecting data on clinical profile, investigation findings, and outcome of the children aged 1 month–12 years admitted with the features of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) related hyperinflammation satisfying criteria for PIMS-TS from three tertiary care hospitals of Kolkata. Results: A total of 38 patients fulfilling the criteria of PIMS-TS were recruited. The median age of the study population was 5 years (1.9–8 years). Gastrointestinal symptoms were present in 33 (86.6%) of patients. Nasopharyngeal swab for COVID-19 reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction was positive in 19 (50%) of patients, and immunoglobulin G antibody against COVID-19 was found in 12 (66.6%) of patients, whereas 19 (50%) of patients had a positive contact history of SARS-Co-V2 exposure. The features of Kawasaki, like illness with coronary changes, were seen in 12 (32%) cases, whereas myocarditis with ejection fraction <55% was reported in 17 (45%) of patients. Intensive care admissions were needed in 27 (71%) patients, and inotropes were given in 18 (47%), whereas four patients required mechanical ventilator support. Immunotherapy was used in 32 (84%) of patients. The outcome was good, with one death. Conclusions: PIMS TS has varied clinical presentation ranging from milder cases to severe cardiac dysfunction with shock. However, timely intervention and prompt initiation of immunomodulators can improve the prognosis.

Print this article
  Search Pubmed for
    -  Sen B
    -  Sarkar M
    -  Raychaudhuri D
    -  Pal P
    -  Roychowdhoury S
    -  Chattopadhyay A
    -  Hazra A
    -  Mondal R
 Citation Manager
 Article Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded12    

Recommend this journal