Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and Kawasaki disease: a critical comparison

Nature Reviews Rheumatology, Published online: 29 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41584-021-00709-9

In this timely Review, the authors compare and contrast two forms of childhood inflammatory vasculitis: Kawasaki disease and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, highlighting epidemiological, clinical and immunological differences that suggest they should be classified as distinct syndromes.