Children with obesity experience worse multisystem inflammatory syndrome outcomes

Children with obesity demonstrate a greater likelihood of shock, ICU admission and worse laboratory scores in multisystem inflammatory syndrome, but not Kawasaki disease, according to data published in JAMA Network Open.
“While there is an overlap between the clinical presentation of KD and MIS-C, distinct differences exist with respect to their predilection for clinical outcomes,” Michael Khoury, MD, of the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada, and colleagues wrote. “Moreover, the comorbidities and risk factors that may be associated with important clinical outcomes

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