In the spring, doctors began noticing a mysterious inflammatory condition in children that involved fever, rashes, diarrhea and vomiting. Now known as Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C, the rare syndrome seems to be a postviral inflammatory response to COVID-19. Dr. Edward Behrens, Chief of the Division of Rheumatology and Director of the Immune Dysregulation Frontier Program, discusses what his team has discovered about MIS-C and what gives him hope for the future.
Madeline Bell, CEO of the renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, takes you behind the scenes to meet the brilliant minds who are making – and supporting – incredible breakthroughs in pediatric medicine.
This Breaking Through episode was originally released on August 13, 2020.
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