Updated August 28, 2020
COVID-19 does not affect all people in the same way. Once thought of as just a respiratory illness, the disease is marked as much by the variety of potentially perilous ways it harms the body as it is for the signature pneumonia it often causes. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C, is a rare inflammatory condition found in kids with COVID-19 that’s similar to Kawasaki syndrome. It can present in children at any time, often occurring one to six weeks following infection, according to research by Teresa R. Hennon, MD, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics.