PIMS Syndrome Doctors Warn of Illness in Children Triggered By COVID-19

A new syndrome is striking children and adolescents who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2. It causes the immune system to go haywire and can be life-threatening. Doctors are trying to find patterns in who falls ill.
Intensive care physician Christian Dohna-Schwake

Intensive care physician Christian Dohna-Schwake

Foto: Insa Hagemann / DER SPIEGEL
DER SPIEGEL 12/2021
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The intensive care unit for children at the University Hospital in Essen

The intensive care unit for children at the University Hospital in Essen

Foto: Insa Hagemann / DER SPIEGEL
Doctors opened the abdomen only to find that there was nothing to operate on.
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