Immune system 'back to normal' after kids' Kawasaki-like illness

The disease associated with COVID-19 is mostly self-limiting, researchers say

A study of the Kawasaki-like illness seen in some children during the COVID-19 pandemic shows that the immune system is profoundly altered during acute illness but gradually returns to normal.

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The disease, known in the UK and US* as multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), is distinct from both COVID-19 and Kawasaki disease, but is associated with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, an immunological profiling study suggests.

As reported in Nature