Kids and Covid-19: what we know about the Kawasaki-like disease - Vox
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By: Katherine Harmon Courage (Vox)
A rare disease is striking kids who have coronavirus antibodies, a Lancet study from Italy shows.
A rare, Kawasaki-like disease is striking kids who have coronavirus antibodies, a Lancet study from Italy shows.
By Katherine Harmon Courage Updated May 14, 2020, 2:42pm EDT Doctors are seeing a spike in cases of an illness similar to Kawasaki disease — especially in areas with recent or ongoing Covid-19 outbreaks.Getty Images
Doctors in 17 US states are reporting that at least 164 children have fallen sick with a rare inflammatory illness similar to a condition known as Kawasaki disease. Symptoms include fever and inflammation and can affect organs, including the heart. Some of the children have tested positive for Covid-19 or antibodies to the virus, and three have died.
UPDATE: Tennessee and Oregon report first cases of Kawasaki-like syndrome in children. Michigan now has more than 20 cases. Seventeen states have reported cases, others (Minnesota) awaiting CDC alert. https://t.co/1N4ljrBqgB
— Matt McCarthy (@DrMattMcCarthy) May 14, 2020
New York state has reported 102 cases of the pediatric inflammatory syndrome so far, with 29 percent …