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.