COVID-19 associated Kawasaki-like multisystem inflammatory syndrome in an adult female with oral, ophthalmic and cardiac manifestation, a case report
Iranian Journal of Emergency Medicine,
Vol. 10 No. 1 (2023),
30 November 2022
Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile disease with the vasculitis of small and medium vessels that mainly affects children under the age of five, usually occurring after a viral respiratory disease. During the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic, a significant increase was reported in the number of children with symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease, which is known as a multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). A Kawasaki-like disease is rare in adults, especially in the context of COVID-19. We hereby present the case of A 41 year old female patient presented with complaints of bleeding from the gums and red and watery eyes, high fever, sore throat, weakness, and lethargy. She mentioned a recent contact with a COVID-19 patient. Covid-19 was confirmed by a positive reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test. Other lab tests and clinical manifestations revealed inflammatory phenomena that fully complied with multi-system inflammatory syndrome in adults (MIS-A) criteria. The patient was treated with a possible diagnosis of MIS-A in the context of COVID-19 and was discharged in good general condition. COVID-19 rarely presents in adults without clear respiratory symptoms and in the form of multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-A). Due to the possibility of irreversible complications, MIS-A requires special attention and early diagnosis and treatment.
- multisystem inflammatory syndrome
- MIS-A, adult
- Kawasaki disease
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