Condition Affecting Kids With COVID-19 Remains Very Rare, Heart Group Says

Condition Affecting Kids With COVID-19 Remains Very Rare, Heart Group Says

A common clinical feature was inflammation of the heart and blood vessels, which caused one child to have a "giant coronary aneurysm" after being discharged.

In an advisory issued to healthcare providers on Wednesday, the New York State Department of Health said that as of Tuesday, 64 potential cases of what it called the Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19 have been reported in children in hospitals statewide, including New York City, reports Xinhua news agency reported.

Fifteen kids have been hospitalized in NY with a rare condition that could be linked to COVID-19, CBS reported. He also tweeted that everyone is learning more about the virus with each passing day and how it affects the body. "This is a ferocious disease".

Dr Mike Linney, of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said: "All of these children were extremely unwell, with features suggestive of sepsis such as a persistently high temperature coupled with rapid breathing, cold hands and feet and sleepiness".

"We have seen that the COVID infection doesn't completely spare any particular age group and it can lead to some serious illness in kids", said Dr. Pamela Feuer, director of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital in Ocean Breeze and Prince's Bay.

As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, New Jersey is among regions dealing with several pediatric cases of mysterious symptoms that are similar to Kawasaki disease, a condition that causes inflammation in blood vessels.

Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, which The Epoch Times refers to as the CCP virus, isolated from a patient.

The first 15 children hospitalized "had a subjective or measured fever and more than half reported rash, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea", the NYC health department said.

He said: "During the week that the report was being peer reviewed, the same team saw another 12 patients".

The study said "four of the children had known family exposure to coronavirus" while all eight tested positive COVID-19 antibodies while being treated at the Evelina London Children's Hospital.

None of the 15 children in NY with the unknown syndrome died, though all of the ones admitted to intensive care needed either cardiac or respiratory support, or both.

Over half of the children required blood pressure support and five required mechanical ventilation. It is being linked to COVID-19. "And thank God in this situation we haven't had any children who have died with this Kawasaki or Kawasaki-like illness".

COVID-19 appears rare in children, and the vast majority of deaths due to the disease are in people with underlying conditions and the elderly.

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