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Corona alert in UK: Doctors receive urgent alert as serious COVID-19 syndrome emerge in children

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 April 2020, 23:24 IST

Coronavirus has already created panic across the world due to a surge in positive cases. Now, the latest alert has been issued to doctors as a serious coronavirus-related syndrome has been noticed in the children across the United Kingdom.

According to the reports in metro.co.uk, the alert, seen by the Health Service Journal, states that there has been a rise in children of all ages’ presenting a ‘multi-system inflammatory state’ and requiring intensive care.

‘There is a growing concern that a [Covid-19] related inflammatory syndrome is emerging in children in the UK, or that there may be another, as yet unidentified, an infectious pathogen associated with these cases,” further added.

As per the reports written in the journal, the syndrome is described as having a common overlapping feature of toxic shock syndrome atypical Kawasaki Disease.

The syndrome includes abdominal pain and gastrointestinal issues such as diarrhea or stomach ache.

The alert was labeled as ‘significant’ and also mentioned that children with such symptoms must be considered as a matter of urgency.

According to the reports, some of the children with such syndrome have been tested positive for COVID-19. While some had shown no symptoms, the alert said.

Albeit, coronavirus is less vulnerable among young members of the population.

The alert was first sent to GPs in North London by their clinical commissioning group before it was being reissued by the Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS).

PICS advised ‘early discussion’ of possible cases ‘with regional pediatric infectious disease and critical care teams’.

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First published: 27 April 2020, 23:25 IST