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New Research Shows a Severe Condition Linked to Coronavirus in Children

As the coronavirus pandemic is progressing, new complications are coming forward every other day. A new study found an inflammatory condition due to the coronavirus in children. This rare condition reported in 285 children in the US over the past few months. Although most of the children who suffered from the condition recovered after some time. But the scientists do not know the long-term effects of this condition.

The complete report published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Monday.

This rare condition led to death in six children. It is now called multisystem inflammatory syndrome which is caused due to coronavirus in children. However, this condition is quite uncommon with only 285 cases in children.

These cases first recorded in Europe and now 1,000 children are reported all around the world. This condition is now observed in numerous children since the pandemic started.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defined such cases involving people exposed to the coronavirus. This involves a fever of 100.4 for at least one day. The severe condition includes hospitalization and inflammation in the blood. This condition has an impact on several organs on the body. The main organs include the lungs, heart, kidneys, skin, and the nervous system of the body.

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Other symptoms of the condition include digestion problems including diarrhea and nausea. Some children develop the symptoms of Kawasaki disease. This is a rare condition that leads to heart problems and swelling in children.

Dr. Adrienne Randolph works at the Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also a lead researcher in a study that involves scientists from the CDC. She said that such cases came forward in 35 states of the US. Two studies regarding this rare condition due to coronavirus in children came forward. The second study involved the 99 cases of children from New York City. The first case of this condition also emerged in New York.

Both of these papers show a combined number of 285 cases. These cases came forward from March to late May but later some cases also reported in June. Most of the cases had coronavirus infection and did not have any previous health conditions.

Most of the cases led a normal healthy life before the exposure to the coronavirus but some of the children were overweight. The findings of the study showed that 30% of these affected children were obese.

This rare condition does not occur equally among children of all ethnic backgrounds. The study shows that black and Latino children experienced this condition more frequently than others. The average age of the children affected by this condition is eight years old. However, the researchers are not sure if adults suffer from this condition.

This latest research shows a rare condition due to the coronavirus in children. In most cases it involves severe inflammation in the body and usually leads to swelling. Most of the children suffered from heart disease after experiencing this condition. Although the recovery rate from this infection is high, the after-effects of this condition are yet unknown. However, the death toll linked to this condition is quite low.

Bisma Nasar

I am a freelance writer and my field of expertise is Microbiology and Genetics. I also write about advancements in medicine and general health.

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