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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 139-142

The clinical dilemma of sick neonates with positive COVID antibodies – A case series from India

Department of Neonatology, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Shilpa Kalane
NICU, 3rd Floor, SS Building, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune - 411 004, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jcn.jcn_89_21

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In the face of the emergence of COVID-19, the multisystem inflammatory syndrome in neonates, which is associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus, has increasingly been reported. The clinical presentation and evolution of multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) mimics neonatal diseases such as sepsis. Because of the similarities, these cases present clinical and laboratory peculiarities that necessitate distinguishing them from more common neonatal illnesses to reach a consensus on this new disease in the future. Here, we present two cases from India in which neonates had MIS-like manifestations but were later diagnosed with sepsis and metabolic disorder, posing a management dilemma.

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