Patient-reported outcomes revealed severe emotional difficulties at six months; by parent report in seven (18%) of 38 children and by self-report in eight (22%) of 38.
By six months, 45 (98%) of 46 children were back in full-time learning, either virtually or in-person.
“Irrespective of treatments received in the acute phase, our patients’ outcomes were generally favorable, although severe sequelae did persist in some patients,” the study team writes.
“The health outcomes reported in this study serve to provide guidance to families and healthcare providers and outline general expectations as they relate to the natural history of PIMS-TS,” they add.
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