Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, children have been the least affected group, but doctors around the world are warning healthcare professionals that they can suffer from a multi-system inflammatory state requiring intensive care. In fact, the clinical presentation can share similarities with toxic shock syndrome or Kawasaki disease. Not all of the children in this state were confirmed to have COVID-19. Also, children can present with abdominal pain and gastrointestinal symptoms that can lead to shock or heart problems according to Spain’s Association of Pediatrics.

Maria Cheng. European doctors warn rare kids’ syndrome may have coronavirus tie. USA Today. April 28, 2020.

Original article: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/04/28/coronavirus-doctors-warn-kawasaki-disease-may-have-covid-19-tie/3038537001/

The National Health Service (NHS) in England is warning doctors that the pediatric population testing positive for COVID-19 can have presentations similar to toxic shock syndrome and atypical Kawasaki disease. Manifestations such as abdominal pain, other gastrointestinal symptoms and cardiac inflammation have been reported. A disproportionate inflammatory response could be responsible for these symptoms.

Amy Woodyatt and Jacqueline Howard. Coronavirus could be tied to a rare but serious illness in children: U.K. doctors. CTV News. April 27, 2020.

Original article: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/coronavirus-could-be-tied-to-a-rare-but-serious-illness-in-children-u-k-doctors-1.4913764

Doctors at the Sainte-Justine Hospital are confronted with an increase in Kawasaki disease among children, though not all tested positive for COVID-19. This phenomenon has also been reported in other countries around the world.

Janie Gosselin. Corrélation possible entre une maladie inflammatoire infantile et la COVID-19. La Presse. April 29, 2020.

Original article: https://www.lapresse.ca/covid-19/202004/29/01-5271462-correlation-possible-entre-une-maladie-inflammatoire-infantile-et-la-covid-19.php