Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 12

COVID-19 Pandemic and Increased Frequency of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children/Benghazi 2020

Hend M Hassan1, Mohamed M Sasi1, Raga Elfakhrei2*, Hind M A Alaneezi1,Amal Elfakhri3 and Yousif Sulaiman4

1Department of Paediatric Medicine, Benghazi Children Hospital, Libya
2Physiology Department, University of Benghazi, Libya
3Commuinty and Family Medicine Department, University of Benghazi, Libya
4Pediatric Department, Medical Faculty, Benghazi University, Libya

*Corresponding Author: Raga Elfakhrei, Physiology Department, University of Benghazi, Libya.

Received: October 12, 2020; Published: November 18, 2020



  A flare-up of unidentified pneumonia in Wuhan since December 2019 has been developed which draw an extraordinary consideration around the globe. Primary reports from Europe and the USA found an association between severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in children and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, also known as paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome. This study focused on the association between COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children in the Eastern region of Libya, namely Benghazi a case summary presentation. A series of 12 cases has been described in details. All cases presented with fever, skin and mucous membrane manifestations in addition to GIT symptoms. Three cases have had CNS involvement, three have lymphadenopathy, two cases with cardiac manifestations and two renal with renal involvement. Laboratory data revealed elevated inflammatory markers namely ESR and CRP and lymphopenia. Diagnosis was based on rapid test (IgG, IgM), whereas four cases were diagnosed by PCR. The overall prognosis of all cases is very good with an average hospitalization period of 5 - 7 days. Management strategy included IV antibiotic, oral aspirin and sandoglobulin.

Keywords: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome; COVID-19; Paediatric



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Citation: Raga Elfakhrei., et al. "COVID-19 Pandemic and Increased Frequency of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children/Benghazi 2020". Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.12 (2020): 13-18.


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