US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — In Paris, an outbreak of Kawasaki syndrome in children, which may be associated with coronavirus infection, was recorded. The corresponding study was published May 14 on the medical portal medRx.
According to physicians, from April 27 to May 7, 17 children aged three to 16 years old with symptoms of Kawasaki disease were admitted to the pediatric department of the University Hospital in Paris: fever, rash, abdominal pain and vomiting. Test results showed that 14 of them have recently had coronavirus.
It is also known that almost 60% of sick children are of African descent.
“The current outbreak of Kawasaki syndrome in Paris may be related to SARS-CoV-2 and shows an unusually high percentage of children of African descent with gastrointestinal problems,” the study said.
The day before, Italian scientists found a 30-fold increase in the number of patients with Kawasaki syndrome in the province of Bergamo during the coronavirus pandemic compared to previous years.
Kawasaki syndrome is an inflammation of blood vessels with damage to the medium and small arteries. The disease is manifested by fever, changes in the mucous membranes and skin. Usually observed in infants and children aged 1–8 years.
In April, representatives of the National Health System (NHS) in the UK reported an increase in the number of cases in which children are in intensive care with a multisystem inflammatory symptom that leads to abdominal pain and heart problems and may be associated with COVID-19.
Later, similar symptoms were recorded by American doctors. On May 6, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said that 15 cases of the newly detected effects of coronavirus on the children’s body were recorded in the city . This is a systemic inflammatory response syndrome in children.
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