UK health authorities have released a statement to inform doctors of the increase in cases of children with an inflammatory disease, which could be related to the coronavirus. We explain it to you!
Health authorities in the United Kingdom have reported that they have detected a new inflammatory disease, which affects children of all ages and that could be related to the new coronavirus Covid-19. Although it is not yet known if there is a relationship between this new disease and Covid-19, British health authorities warn that it is necessary to be alert.
Specifically, in a statement released to inform doctors, the National Health Service of England has made it known that there is “growing concern related to a Covid-19-related inflammatory syndrome. This syndrome is emerging in children in the UK ”
Over the past three weeks, British health authorities have observed an increase in the number of children of all ages presenting with a multi-system inflammatory state, requiring intensive care. They have observed it in London and also in other regions of the United Kingdom.
What are the Symptoms of this Inflammatory Syndrome?
At the moment, it is not known how many children this inflammatory syndrome has affected. Apparently, and according to the country’s health authorities, the condition seems to be a rare complication that has occurred in children, who have tested positive for the coronavirus and in others whose results have been negative.
As confirmed by the medical report, the inflammatory syndrome presents symptoms compatible with those of Covid-19, and which would be considered as more serious. It also shares other symptoms with those of toxic shock and with atypical Kawasaki disease. In these two cases, what happens is that the blood vessels become inflamed and swollen.
It should be noted that, in addition, this inflammatory syndrome produces abdominal pain, gastrointestinal discomfort and cardiac inflammation, according to the British document.
With the aim of alerting UK medical professionals, the health authorities have sent this release to all specialist doctors working in pediatric intensive care units in UK hospitals. The objective is that, if they receive patients with these symptoms, they treat them urgently.
Have you heard of this inflammatory syndrome that has been observed in UK children? Do you know of any cases up close?