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Source: Kawasaki-Like Syndrome  Jun 08, 2020  3 years, 10 months, 1 week, 3 days, 10 hours, 41 minutes ago

University Of Birmingham Researchers Warn That Children Infected With COVID-19 Could Develop Kawasaki-Like Syndrome Weeks Or Months Later At Any Time.

University Of Birmingham Researchers Warn That Children Infected With COVID-19 Could Develop Kawasaki-Like Syndrome Weeks Or Months Later At Any Time.
Source: Kawasaki-Like Syndrome  Jun 08, 2020  3 years, 10 months, 1 week, 3 days, 10 hours, 41 minutes ago
Kawasaki-Like Syndrome: Medical researchers from the University of Birmingham have developed a test that has offered evidence confirming COVID-19 to be the cause of a newly emerged multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children, who have tested negative for the virus by the PCR test.


 
The study findings also raise the possibility that children who may have had the virus in their system, even if they haven't been unwell, could be at risk of developing this new condition. Evidence points that the condition can develop weeks or even months after infection. https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/university/colleges/mds/news/2020/06/covid-children-kawasaki.aspx
 
Health authorities in the UK and US have reported in recent weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, of children presenting with symptoms similar to those seen in Kawasaki disease; a rare condition, usually seen in under-fives, that causes a persistently high temperature, rashes and inflammation of the blood vessels.
 
This emerging medical condition has recently been termed Paediatric Inflammatory Multi-System Syndrome - Temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2 (PIMS-TS) and to date has affected around 100 children in the UK with further reports of cases across Europe and the United States.
 
This recent research demonstrates the value of an antibody test, developed by a team at the University of Birmingham, to confirm the diagnosis of children hospitalized with symptoms consistent with PIMS-TS.
 
Interestingly all of the children tested negative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus by PCR.
 
This new research was the product of a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham Health Partners, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Southampton and The Binding Site Group Ltd.
 
The new blood test, which d