General practitioners received an urgent warning from the NHS health care system that intensive care in the UK had received infants with unusual symptoms in recent weeks. Part of them tested positive for coronavirus but not all.
Although the number of children affected by these symptoms is small, the NHS calls for vigilance. Experts are examining whether the condition is linked to the coronavirus or whether it is caused by another yet unidentified infection.
Children have symptoms similar to toxic shock syndrome, including high fever, low blood pressure, rash, and difficulty breathing. Some children also suffered from gastrointestinal ailments (vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea), inflammation of the heart muscles, and an unusual blood count. According to experts, these symptoms are a sign that the body is fighting an infection.
Children with these symptoms require urgent care, warns the NHS.