Kawasaki disease: Horrifying way heart is targeted by coronavirus-related illness revealed
KAWASAKI DISEASE is affecting swathes of children - and the rare inflammatory condition which appears to be linked to coronavirus is causing serious heart complications that will potentially last for their rest of their lives.
Authors: Ronconi G, Teté G, Kritas SK, Gallenga CE, Caraffa A, Ross R, Conti P Abstract Acute severe respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) caused a global pandemic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In humans, SARS-CoV-2 infection leads to acute respiratory distress syndrome which presents edema, hemorrhage, intra-alveolar fibrin deposition, and vascular changes characterized by thrombus formation, micro-angiopathy and thrombosis. These clinical signs are mediated by pro-inflammatory cytokines. In recent studies it has been noted that COVID-19 pandemic can affect patients of all ages, including c...
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Dr. Jane C. Burns has studied Kawasaki disease for four decades. It took only four months for COVID-19 to turn her life’s work upside down. Unusual numbers of children and teenagers living in COVID-19 hotspots like Lombardy, Italy and New York City have developed an inflammatory condition (officially called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C) that looks a lot like Kawasaki disease. In many cases, the children have also tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, suggesting the syndrome followed a viral infection. In New York State, 170 inflammatory-disease cases and three related deaths are under in...
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2020Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Javad Alizargar
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KAWASAKI DISEASE has caused mass panic among parents as young children were being infected by the condition which is caused by the novel coronavirus. Latest reports from America announce the condition is now not only affecting young children but adults being too.
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CORONAVIRUS is thought to be behind a rather large spike in a variety of Kawasaki Disease in children. What exactly is the disease and how is it possibly related to COVID-19?
CORONAVIRUS has killed more than 34,000 people in the UK, but doctors are now warning of a related infection in children which is similar to Kawasaki disease. A parent has explained on ITV's Good Morning Britain why the symptoms of PMIS are difficult to spot, after his step-daughter, Scarlett, was admitted to hospital.
KAWASAKI DISEASE is a condition that mainly affects children under the age of 5 - but recently has been linked to coronavirus. Is a rash a symptom of Kawasaki disease?