The latest US study: at least 285 children suffer from severe inflammation syndrome related to the COVID-19

A new study shows that at least 285 children in the United States report severe inflammation symptoms associated with the new coronavirus.

According to the Associated Press, the paper published in the online edition of the New England Journal of Medicine on Monday provides the most comprehensive report to date on the complications caused by children infected with the new coronavirus. This condition is known as multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children. According to the definition of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: These cases usually occur after infection or exposure to new coronavirus; fever for at least 24 hours; hospitalization required; inflammation in blood tests; and at least affect the heart, kidneys, lungs, Phenomenon of two organs including skin or other nervous system. Gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea and diarrhea are also common. Some children may have symptoms similar to Kawasaki's disease (a rare childhood disease that can cause heart problems.)

Scientists believe that this situation is rare, and deaths are rare. From March to mid-to-late May, there were 285 similar cases of children reported in the United States, of which 6 children died. More cases are expected in June.

One of the authors of the paper, Dr. Adrienne Randolph of Boston Children’s Hospital, said that similar cases have occurred in at least 35 states in the United States. These cases occurred suddenly a few weeks after the local COVID-19 outbreak peaked.

Another paper studied 99 cases of children in New York State, including the first similar case in the United States. Most patients have recently been infected with the new coronavirus, but have been healthy before. In studies in multiple states, about 80% of children experienced heart-related problems, including coronary aneurysms and dilation of heart arteries.

The editorial published with the research report stated that approximately 1,000 children worldwide, including Europe, had similar infection problems. Although most of them have recovered, the long-term or permanent damage that may result is still unclear.

Source: 澎湃新闻

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