Coronavirus infection can cause multisystem inflammation of the body in children, said Grigory Sheyanov, a pediatrician at the Moscow Children's Clinical Hospital 9 named after Speransky.
“Syndrome like Kawasaki. In Russia, it is called multisystem inflammation or Kawasaki-like inflammation. It occurs in children 8-11 years old who have undergone COVID. First of all, inflammation of the heart muscle, myocarditis occurs. Instability of blood circulation and shock reactions also begin. The mortality rate is over 10%, maybe about 20%. The indicator is high, since after infection the count is calculated in days, "Sheyanov explained to Ura.ru.
According to him, several dozen such cases were recorded in the Russian capital, while symptoms appear within a few weeks after COVID-19.
“The disease is rare, but you need to know the symptoms and, if something happens, ring all the bells. If a child has a very high temperature after COVID, lethargy, symptoms of intoxication are present, an urgent examination is needed. Other symptoms include pharyngitis, swollen cervical lymph nodes, conjunctivitis, and red, chapped lips. Each of these symptoms is a reason to urgently seek help,”he said.
Earlier, the doctor told how to restore the sense of smell of those who have had a coronavirus.