Paediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Temporally Associated with COVID-19
27th April 2020
RCPCH Publish Guidelines on Paediatric Multisystem Infalmmatory Syndrome Temporally Associated with COVID-19
NHS England have noted that there has been an apparent rise in children of all ages presenting with a multi-system inflammatory response across London and other parts of the UK.
The cases have in common overlapping features of toxic shock syndrome and atypical Kawasaki Disease with blood parameters consistent with severe COVID-19 in children. Abdominal pain and gastrointestinal symptoms have been a common feature as has cardiac inflammation. There is a growing concern that a SARS-CoV-2 related inflammatory syndrome is emerging in children in the UK or that there may be another as yet unidentified infectious pathogen associated with these cases.
If your child is unwell it is important that you seek medical help early. Please contact NHS 111 if you are in any doubt.
27/04/20 18.00 hours
Downing street update…
“Entirely plausible that this disease is caused by coronavirus…numbers are very small but if parents are concerned ensure that you phone up to get advice”
Statement from The Paediatric Intensive Care Society
The Royal college of Paedaitrics and Child Health publish guidelines on management of ” Paediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Temporally Associated with COVID-19 (PMISTAC)
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