Health authorities in the United Kingdom reported that they have detected a new inflammatory disease that affects children of all ages and that could be related to the COVID-19.
In a statement to doctors, the National Health Service of England (NHS) noted that there is “growing concern” that a “COVID-19 related inflammatory syndrome is emerging in UK children, or that there may be another infectious pathogen, not yet identified, that is associated with these cases. “
Authorities justified their alarm by detailing that, in the past three weeks, there has been an “apparent increase in the number of children of all ages presenting with a multi-system inflammatory condition, requiring intensive care in London and other regions of the UK. “
They explained that it is not known how many children have been affected, although it is believed that it is a smaller number, since the condition seems to be a rare complication that has occurred in children who have tested positive for the coronavirus and in others whose result It has been negative.
The pathology, according to the note, has the most severe symptoms of COVID-19 and shares others of toxic shock syndrome and atypical Kawasaki disease, which cause the blood vessels to become inflamed and swollen. In addition, it produces abdominal pain, gastrointestinal discomfort and heart inflammation.
Health authorities sent this statement to all specialist doctors working in pediatric intensive care units in UK hospitals and urged them to “refer (the specialists) urgently” to patients with these symptoms.