Mysterious inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents probably linked to COVID-19: plans

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The severe inflammatory syndrome that sends some children and teens to hospital remains extremely rare, doctors say. But if your child has a high and persistent fever and has severe abdominal pain accompanied by vomiting that does not make him feel better, call your doctor as a precaution.

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The severe inflammatory syndrome that sends some children and teens to hospital remains extremely rare, doctors say. But if your child has a high and persistent fever and has severe abdominal pain accompanied by vomiting that does not make him feel better, call your doctor as a precaution.

Sally Anscombe / Getty Images

Sixty-four children and adolescents in New York State are suspected of having a mysterious inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19, the New York Department of Health said in an alert released Wednesday. A growing number of similar cases – including at least one death – have been reported in other parts of the United States and Europe, although the phenomenon is still not well understood.

Pediatricians say parents shouldn’t panic; the condition remains extremely rare. But researchers are also taking a close look at this emerging syndrome, and say that parents should be on the lookout for symptoms in their children that may warrant a quick call to the doctor – a fever that lasts for several days and severe abdominal pain with repeated vomiting, after which the child does not feel better.

” Yes [the child is] you look particularly sick, you should definitely call the doctor, “says Dr. Sean O’Leary, pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Infectious Disease Committee .

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