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Coronavirus symptoms: What is Kawasaki disease – the three main symptoms to look out for

Coronavirus symptoms: What is Kawasaki disease – the three main symptoms to look out for 1

The syndrome is described as having “common overlapping features of toxic shock syndrome and atypical Kawasaki Disease” as well having “blood parameters consistent with severe COVID-19 in children.”

Dr Hilary said: “Some of them do end up in intensive care.

“We’re talking about 20 maybe 30, but probably no more than that.

“Doctors are a bit baffled by what it is. Is it something to do with Covid-19? Some test positive, some don’t, but the management is the same.

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“It’s currently baffling doctors.”

Health secretary for the UK, Matt Hancock has also stated that he is “very worried” about this new coronavirus-related condition affecting children.

Speaking at last night’s Downing Street briefing, Mr Hancock addressed concerns after NHS doctors sent out an alert informing the nation about a rise in an “inflammatory syndrome” which has occurred in recent weeks.

Medics warned the features of Kawasaki disease are that of toxic shock syndrome.

The syndrome attacks blood vessels and the heart.

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