US doctors say they may have seen a possible
compli cation of coronavirus infection in a young ch ild: a rare inflammatory condition called Kawas aki disease.
It is a rare childhood illness that ca
uses inflammation in the arteries and can limit blood flow in the heart.
According to UK’s National Health Service symptoms include high temperature, rash, swollen glands in the neck, dry cracked lips, red fingers or toes and red e
A team at Stanford
Children’s Hospital said they had seen a case in a six-month-old girl who was admitted to the hospital with Kawasaki disease and later also diagnosed with coronavirus.
The disease is usually treatable and most children re
cover without serious problems but it can be deadly.
Doctor say they have also seen some reports in the UK,
Spain and Italy.
On Sunday the Paediatric Intensive
Care Society ( PICS) UK tweeted an “urgent alert” warning about a rising number of children with severe COVID-19 ha ving Kawasaki disease in the coun try.
PICS said in the
state ment abdominal pain and gastrointestinal symptoms are also commonly seen features in children with the disease.
between Kawasaki disease and COVID-19 is unclear but health care professionals say that the risk of children beco ming severely ill with the virus remains low.
Posted – 4.29.20