Doctors Say Rare Disease Striking Children May Be Linked To Coronavirus

Doctors Say Rare Disease Striking Children May Be Linked To Coronavirus

Doctors Say Rare Disease Striking Children May Be Linked To Coronavirus

She hasn't treated any COVID-19 patients with PIMS but tells parents to keep an eye out for potential symptoms.

The U.S., U.K., France and other Western countries are facing a rise in the number of children who test positive for the new coronavirus and show Kawasaki disease symptoms.

Symptoms of the potentially fatal syndrome include high fever, abdominal pain and cardiac inflammation. The Chicago Tribune reports that about half a dozen children in IL have been hospitalized with the condition.

Cuomo announced two more deaths on Saturday, a day after discussing the death of a 5-year-old boy at a New York City hospital. Affected children have symptoms that are seen in other severe systemic illnesses including Kawasaki disease, toxic shock syndrome, and bacterial sepsis, among others.

In Westchester County in the suburbs of Manhattan, officials said Friday that a seven-year-old boy died last week under similar circumstances, but it was still too early to determine whether his death was a result of COVID-19 complications or underlying diseases.

"This is an extremely rare and previously unknown presentation of COVID-19 in children", the Mount Sinai Health System said in a statement.

As of now, there is no proof that the novel coronavirus causes the syndrome.

To control overcrowding, de Blasio said, police will start limiting how many people can access the parks at a time and warning people they will be allowed to stay only for a limited amount of time.

"One of the few rays of good news was young people weren't affected", Cuomo said grimly.

And as of its April 10 Morbidity and Mortality report - the CDC's most recent discussion on the topic - it noted only three people under the age of 18 had died from complications from the virus in the U.S. "I'm very confident that COVID is the trigger for this".

However, it's important to note that while both may suggest evidence of a COVID-19 infection, it doesn't prove that it is the cause of the inflammatory response, adds Dr. Slavin. "What that may mean, and this is speculation - that this may be a post-infectious problem".

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries said, "We know that the houses of worship, the spiritual community, has always been there to help the community get through the storm".

Unlike COVID in adults, which tends to be more severe in those with underlying health conditions, this new syndrome is attacking healthy kids.

"All patients had subjective or measured fever and more than half reported rash, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea", Daskalakis wrote in a memo to NY doctors early last week. Even now, it can not be said openly how long the virus will get rid of and when the situation will improve. Any parent whose child suffers a high fever lasting four days or more should seek out a pediatrician, Szmuszkovicz said. Majority are toddlers and elementary-age children.

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