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COVID-19-related inflammatory condition more common in black children in small study

Key clinical point: Black children may be at greater risk for the Kawasaki-like multisystem inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19.

Major finding: Among children presenting with Kawasaki-like inflammatory conditions with suspected COVID-19 infection history, 57% were of African descent.

Study details: The findings are based on a prospective observational cohort study of 21 children admitted to a children’s hospital in Paris for Kawasaki-like symptoms potentially linked to COVID-19.

Disclosures: The research received no external funding, and the authors had no relevant financial disclosures.


Toubiana J et al. BMJ. 2020 Jun 3. doi: 10.1136 bmj.m2094.