Many children across the UK have been diagnosed with an uncommon inflammatory disease which has been associated with coronavirus.
It has been reported that the disease has symptoms similar to toxic shock syndrome. Approximately one hundred children in the UK had been affected by the disease.
During the month of April, NHS doctors were told to look out for a rare but dangerous reaction in children. This was revoked by the death of a 14-year old who was among the eight children who were infected in London.
When the children were taken to Evelina London Children`s Hospital for the treatment they all had similar symptoms. Doctors observed that all of them had symptoms including high fever, rash, red eyes, swelling and general pain.
According to tom Professor Russell Viner, president of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, the majority of the children who have had the condition have responded to treatment and are getting better and starting to go home.
Viner also mentioned that the syndrome is “exceptionally rare.” This shouldn’t stop parents from letting their children exit lockdown”, the Prof added.
As discovered, children make up only 1-2% of all the cases of coronavirus infection and overall account for less than 500 admissions to hospital.
Some doctors are describing the syndrome as a “new phenomenon” similar to Kawasaki disease shock syndrome- a rare condition that mainly affects children under the age of five.
This new syndrome is also affecting older children up to the age of 16, with a few experiencing serious complications now.