Document Type : case report

Authors

1 Department of Infectious Diseases, Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Infectious Diseases, Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of pediatric cardiology, Pediatrics Center of Excellence, Children's Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) is affecting millions of people around the world. It is mainly associated with respiratory problems, but extra pulmonary involvement has been described as well [1]. During the COVID-19 outbreak, several children developed a severe inflammatory disease, named Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C). Acute MISC can have life-threatening consequences and requires intensive medical care. It is not known how long-term the results of acute MISC are. Liver damage, gastrointestinal, endocrine and cardiovascular disorders have been detected [2]. The aim of this article is to consider complications of MIS-C in patients with abdominal pain, because Since abdominal pain is also a symptom of MIS-C, this should not distract us from rare complications such as splenic abscess as a differential diagnosis can be fetal if left untreated. Herein, we report a COVID-19 patient with no signs of respiratory involvement presented with acute abdomen and splenic abscess was seen on the CT-scan later.

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