Prof Viner's comments come after a teenage boy with no underlying health conditions died from a Kawasaki-like disease linked to coronavirus.
In an article published on Wednesday in the peer-reviewed weekly medical journal The Lancet, doctors in northern Italy said they found proof for COVID-19's suspected link with Kawasaki disease, an illness that can inflame and swell blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. The US is the worst affected country with over 80,000 deaths reported in the country.
The UK has also reported eight cases of the rare disease, with one reported fatality. Doctors are also seeing positive COVID-19 tests or the presence of antibodies with new MIS-C cases.
"Patients with this syndrome who have been admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) have required cardiac and/or respiratory support", says Dr. Daskalakis. "Some children tested positive for Covid-19 but other children have not", she said.
A 14-year-old boy became the first child to die of the disease in the United Kingdom last month and there has been a cluster of cases in south east London. In turn, British experts drew attention at the end of April for admissions to hospital of children with unusual symptoms potentially related COVID-19.
"It appears to be like other things that we know about. but it is most definitely COVID-19 related", said Gov. Andy Beshear.
More than 20 of them have been treated at Children's Hospital of MI in Detroit. The patients were 5, 7, and 18 years old.
World Health Organization has put together a case reporting tool for doctors to share information about the condition to enable better understanding of it.
Evelina's medical director Dr. Sara Hanna was quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying: "We probably saw the first case in the middle of March".
While very few with the syndrome tested positive for the virus on swabs the majority tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies
Of the 20-25 patients at Children's Hospital who have had this condition in recent weeks, Valentini said "about half of them are developing what is called shock, which is insufficient cardiac output, primarily linked to the cardiac dysfunction". "Biggest piece for parents is not to panic about this", said Dr. Saporta-Keating.
In New York, the USA epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, more than 100 cases of pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome, or PMIS, are being investigated as of Wednesday, May 13.
Health care professionals in NY said about 79 percent of the pediatric patients treated for the new coronavirus and pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome had to be treated in intensive care units.
It's still too soon to say how prevalent the condition is among children who've had the virus, Lloyd said. Great, Sigh of relief. Three children in NY have also died from the illness, with the state announcing earlier in May that it is testing children for antibodies.
"Now we're finding out that might not be 100% accurate either".
Children with the rare inflammatory syndrome often have severe abdominal pain and vomiting that progresses to shock, Dr Ofori-Amanfo told Reuters.
First reported in Japan more than 50 years ago by Japanese pediatrician Tomisaku Kawasaki, the exact cause of Kawasaki disease is still unknown. "It's tracking the same disparities we've seen throughout this crisis". We won't see three dozen over a period of a few weeks. The Kawasaki disease can have long-term impacts on eyes and skin. "It is highly likely that, with treatment, they're going to be fine". Only 2.1% of all laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to The European Surveillance System (TESSy) were in the age group between 0 and 14 years of age.
After originating in China last December, COVID-19 has spread to at least 188 countries and regions.
Worldwide, there have been more than 4.4 million coronavirus infections reported and 3,00,000 deaths, while almost 1.6 million have recovered from coronavirus.
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