Rare Inflammatory Syndrome Seen Child with Coronavirus

Late Diagnosis Can Become Lethal For the Patient

Late Diagnosis Can Become Lethal For the Patient

Across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading further as more than 3,190,576 confirmed patients have been reported in 210 countries and territories on Earth. The virus is continuously spreading even after multiple countries have implemented lockdowns and closure of all non-essential businesses to prevent further transmission. Multiple cases are being reported regarding a rare inflammatory syndrome seen child with coronavirus in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Spain.

The cases for the pathogen causing rare inflammatory syndrome seen child with coronavirus are also being reported in the United States, causing panic in the areas as more than 1.5 million people are currently being infected by COVID-19 in the United States, out of which 60,640 have died after suffering through severe conditions.

Infectious pathogen causing rare inflammatory syndrome

This rare inflammatory syndrome seen child with coronavirus history is being reported across the United States after it was initially reported in the United Kingdom. Coronavirus does not commonly affect humans bellow the age of 15, but newborns and infants might become prone to the infection if not properly sanitized.

Across the world, only a few thousand pediatric coronavirus cases have been reported, limiting the numbers of individuals prone to this rare inflammatory syndrome seen child with coronavirus. In the United States, doctors are calling the virus causing rare inflammatory syndrome seen child with coronavirus as Kawasaki disease as this infectious pathogen is targeting children, causing their bodies to undergo certain painful and unusual symptoms including inflammation around the heart, abdominal pain and swelling of blood vessels throughout the body.

The doctors working in the United Kingdom have warned all the doctors, and general practitioners who are treating COVID019 patients across the world regarding this infectious virus regarding the small escalation in the numbers of cases of severely ill children who are showing overlapping symptoms of Kawasaki disease, toxic shock syndrome and blood tests results same as positive COVID-19 patients.

Initial diagnosis of this rare infectious disease

The rare inflammatory syndrome seen child with coronavirus is frequently being diagnosed with having Kawasaki disease, during which there is critical inflammation of all the blood vessels inside the body, causing limitations of blood flow towards the heart. This disorder can be easily treated with no serious side effects but can become deadly if not treated on time. No potential cause of Kawasaki disease has been discovered, but it is linked with viral and bacterial infections.

Kawasaki diseases can also cause irritation and gastrointestinal symptoms inside a child’s body.  As the cause of this infection is unknown to mankind, it is thought that it is usually triggered by an infection that causes immune dysregulation.

First child reported with the inflammatory syndrome

The rare inflammatory syndrome seen child with coronavirus who was patient zero for his was initially observed with suffering from a viral infection due to elevated body temperature and no appetite. The child was not experiencing any muscle congestion or cough. When tested for flu, the results were negative, but positive test results were seen for COVID-19.

Later on the second day, the child continued to have a fever along with blotchy rashes on the skin. While examining the chest X-ray for the child, a small whitish spot was seen in her middle lobe of the lung for which she was immediately taken into an emergency room.

Due to the special set of symptoms of the patient, the child was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease, for which she was given a high dosage of aspirin and immunoglobulin intravenously as a standard treatment for the disorder. After two weeks under strict observation, the child was discharged as she was not experiencing any respiratory symptoms.

Further research regarding the COVID-19 and its effects on children and potential associated with Kawasaki disease is undergoing to prevent and limit more children from undergoing the same procedure.

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