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Table 1 PoCUS and X-rays findings, reason for ED admission and NT-pro BNP value at admission in children with MIS-C

From: First diagnosis of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C): an analysis of PoCUS findings in the ED

  Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3 Patient 4 Patient 5 Patient 6 Patient 7 Patient 8 Patient 9 Patient 10 Patient 11
Reason for ED admission Fever, abdominal pain Fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea Fever, abdominal pain, vomiting Fever, abdominal pain, vomiting, conjunctivitis Fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea Fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea Fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, rash, conjunctivitis Fever, conjunctivitis Fever, neck and scrotal pain, headache, fatigue Fever, cough, abdominal pain, rash Fever, headache, chest pain
NT-proBNP value (ng/L) NA NA 12,571 31,820 9211 557 976 1050 10,097 15,284 1452
PoCUS All Patient 1 Patient 2 Patient 3 Patient 4 Patient 5 Patient 6 Patient 7 Patient 8 Patient 9 Patient 10 Patient 11
Copetti LUS protocol
 Pleural line irregularities 11/11 (100%) Bilateral Bilateral Bilateral Bilateral Bilatateral Bilateral Bilateral Bilateral Bilateral Bilateral Bilateral
 Vertical artifacts 11/11 (100%) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 White lung 2/11 (18%) No No Yes No No No No No Yes No No
 Consolidation 4/11 (36%) No No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No
 Pleural effusion 6/11 (54%) No No Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
RUSH protocol
 Cardiac Kinetic alteration 5/11 (45%) No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No
 Pericardial effusion 3/11 (27%) No No Yes No No No Yes No Yes No No
 IVC dilatation 3/11 (27%) No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes No No
 Peritoneal fluid 6/11 (54%) No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes
 Chest X Ray   Normal Normal Perihilar interstitial thickening, cardiomegaly Consolidation, perihilar interstitial thickening, cardiomegaly Normal NA NA Atelectasis Normal Normal Pleural effusion, cardiomegaly