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Fri May 15, 2020, 06:00 PM

VERIFY: Is COVID-19 causing Kawasaki disease in children?

https://www.localmemphis.com/mobile/article/news/health/coronavirus/kawasaki-disease-covid-19/507-8ba7c660-cfad-49d9-9ec0-c56ed2d7ca55

Physicians have called the new symptoms 'Pediatric Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome' as itís a combination of features.
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Author: Mauricio Chamberlin
Published: 5:18 PM CDT May 15, 2020
Updated: 5:18 PM CDT May 15, 2020

As cases of a Kawasaki-like COVID-19 in children started to emerge in the U.S., we contacted the experts to explain these new symptoms.

Lots of info at link.

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SheltieLover May 2020 OP
LizBeth May 2020 #1
SheltieLover May 2020 #2
Crunchy Frog May 2020 #6
marybourg May 2020 #9
SheltieLover May 2020 #10
Crunchy Frog May 2020 #4
LizBeth May 2020 #5
SheltieLover May 2020 #7
Act_of_Reparation May 2020 #3
SheltieLover May 2020 #8
bamagal62 May 2020 #11

Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:06 PM

1. It will be interesting to listen to reason it is manifesting in little ones. They have fewer years,

so less exposure to things. I wonder why it is targeting this group, specifically.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #1)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:09 PM

2. Maybe

Not as developed nervous systems, or more vulnerable in that way?

Not sure, but this is terrifying!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:21 PM

6. I think it may be more of an autoimmune syndrome.

kids seem to get it after they recover from Covid-19 infections.

It likely has something to do with the way their immune systems function.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #6)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:24 PM

9. It reminds me of lupus.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #6)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:24 PM

10. Could be

I think I read that Kawasaki, historically, has been known to be occur with or after viral infection(s).

So could very well be a response to the antibodies.

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #1)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:13 PM

4. I've read that it may be more a reaction to the antibodies than

than to the viral infection itself.

That's one reason why I'm wary about an overly hasty production of a Trump vaccine.

There's just so much that we still don't understand about this virus.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #4)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:15 PM

5. +1

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #4)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:22 PM

7. Absolutely!

Too many unknowns!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:09 PM

3. Kawasaki is notoriously difficult to diagnose.

It could be COVID presents symptoms common to Kawasaki. We need more data.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #3)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:22 PM

8. True!

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Response to SheltieLover (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:32 PM

11. Interesting tidbit.

We were in Hong Kong during SARS and my son was 5. In the month or so before the alarm was sounded about SARS, my son had a weird virus that presented itself as Kawasaki Disease. It was never confirmed. He had fever and the rashes on his hands and feet among other symptoms. I never thought anything about it until now. When you live in Asia kids get weird intestinal and respiratory viruses all the time. So, of course, we thought nothing of it.

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