Chisom Nri-Ezedi1*, Thomas Ulasi1, Promise Monday2, Ogochukwu Ofiaeli1 and Arinze Ulasi3
1Department of Paediatrics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi,
2Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Broomfield Hospital, Essex, United Kingdom
3Department of Paediatrics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi, Anambra state, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Chisom Nri-Ezedi, Lecturer and Consultant, Department of Paediatrics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra, Nigeria.
Received: July 04, 2020; Published: July 25, 2020
Introduction: Globally, unusual cases characterised by fever, shock and Kawasaki-like rash termed multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) have recently been reported in children, in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In keeping with WHO criteria and call for increased surveillance of this syndrome, we are reporting two cases of suspected multisystem inflammatory syndrome in infants resident in an area reported to have positive cases of COVID-19.
Case Summaries: Two infants referred to the emergency department of a tertiary hospital in Nigeria with complaints of fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, and skin rash. On clinical examination, both patients were in shock with an evolving hyperpigmented skin rash associated with peeling, desquamation and swelling of both hands and feet. These cases, at the time of presentation, resided in localities reported to have positive COVID-19 cases.
Conclusion: There is need for increased surveillance and awareness of this syndrome among healthcare providers who take care of children in this ongoing pandemic.
Keywords: COVID-19; Kawasaki; Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome; MIS-C; Skin Rash; Corona Virus; Skin Rash; Pandemic
Citation: Chisom Nri-Ezedi., et al. “Atypical Skin Rash in Two Infants Suspected to have Multi System Inflammatory Syndrome in a Developing Country with Positive COVID-19 Cases: Challenges Encountered”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 3.8 (2020): 25-29.
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