Table 1

Diagnostic criteria for PIMS-TS

Child must meet at least one criteria from each row.
InflammationFever, inflammation (neutrophilia, elevated CRP and lymphopaenia)
Single or multiorgan failureShock, cardiac, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal disorder
Exclude other causesBacterial sepsis, staphylococcal or streptococcal shock syndrome, infective myocarditis/endocarditis
Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infectionPolymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing may be positive or negative
  • CRP, C reactive protein; PIMS-TS, paediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome temporally associated with COVID-19.