Pediatrician encourages parents to stay calm about COVID-19-linked condition
May 21 2020
Three of the 25 children who have tested positive for the disease have required admission to a pediatric intensive care unit. "I think we need to have a low threshold for evaluation". "A little bit of that has been lost at this point in my mind".
At least two children in South Florida are hospitalized for an inflammatory illness that health officials believe is connected to COVID-19.
The CDC's advisory came on May 14, warning of symptoms of persistent fever, hypotension, multisystem organ involvement and elevated markers of inflammation.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said a rare inflammatory syndrome called Kawasaki disease linked to Covid-19 afflicting children has been reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Dr. Michael Levin of Imperial College in London, who treated some of the first patients in Britain, said parents may hesitate to bring their children in, but they should. Public health officials confirmed another case in St. Clair County over the weekend. "But as people have noted, this is a very serious illness - although very rare in children", Ferrer said. "So children were staying home with fevers. and arriving in a seriously ill state".
"Something weird happens to your immune system, and it just triggers into overdrive", he said.
De Blasio said Monday that he hopes to meet state requirements to begin the reopening of the five districts of the Big Apple during the first half of June and ruled out that the gradual return to normal after the closure of the pandemic will occur before that date. The almost two dozen cases have been identified since March 1 and are under investigation.
Eventually it could offer clues into how the immune system interacts with the coronavirus, he said.
Initial reports compared symptoms of MIS-C to toxic shock syndrome and Kawasaki disease, an illness that causes inflammation of the blood vessels in children. Children make up a small portion of total hospitalizations related to the coronavirus.
"CDC is collaborating with domestic and worldwide partners to investigate reports of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19". In the meantime, officials ask families and their children to continue practicing social distancing, frequent hand-washing and taking other steps to prevent an infection of COVID-19.