Half of the children in the small study had rare inflammation. But serious after coronavirus infection causes neurological symptoms.
Omar Abdel-Mannan of University College London in the UK and a member of the American Academy of Neurology and his team shared preliminary findings Tuesday, ahead of the virtual presentation at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology
The researchers examined records for pediatric patients admitted at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London from April to September 2020 who met the criteria for pediatric multiple system inflammatory disease (MIS-C), also known as MIS-C. PIMS-TS The average child was 10 years old and 80% of the patients were ethnic non-Caucasians.
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MIS-C is a condition that often causes parts of the body to become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or digestive organs, according to the CDC, which on its website shows it has been reported by state to date. March 29, a total of 3,185 cases and 36 deaths.
“With this new inflammatory syndrome that occurs after children are infected with the coronavirus, we are still learning how the disease affects children and what we need to be aware of,” Abdel-Mannan said in the press release. “We found that many children have neurological symptoms related to the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.”
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The results indicated that 24 out of 46 patients with the rare inflammation also had their first neurological symptoms. Half of all groups had headaches while cerebral palsy. (Brain diseases affecting function or structure) were reported in 14 cases. Problems with speech and hallucinations were also reported. But less common Less numbers include uncoordinated movements, seizures, and damage to peripheral nerves.
Early research suggests that neurological symptoms are more common in more severe cases. Patients with neurological problems were also more likely to need a ventilator or circulatory support drug compared to MIS-C patients with no neurological symptoms following the release.
“Children with this condition should certainly be assessed for long-term neurological symptoms and cognitive outcomes,” said Abdel-Mannan. Children to see how the condition changes over time and whether it affects the nervous system over the long term. “
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The news comes a week after researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published findings in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics, suggesting that the vast majority of children with MIS-C do not have symptoms of COVID-19. Just a little or just a little.
The study examined nearly 1,800 MIS-C cases reported to the CDC between March 2020 and mid-January of this year. The study included children up to age 20, although most were younger than 15.
The study authors found that most of the patients studied – approximately 75% – did not experience symptoms of COVID-19 when they were infected with coronavirus. However, when patients develop MIS-C later, usually two to five weeks later, fever is the most common symptom, the CDC analysis found.
Fox News’ Madeline Farber contributed to this report.