Scientists define unusual symptoms of coronavirus in children

13:33, 11 December 2020
Scientists define unusual symptoms of coronavirus in children Photo: Sergey Bulkin/

Experts at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine have revealed several unusual symptoms among children with COVID, Express reports.

Reports have emerged that in some children, COVID-19 can trigger a severe condition called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

As the Mayo Clinic explains, most children who become infected with the COVID-19 virus have only a mild illness.

But in children who go on to develop MIS-C, some organs and tissues - such as the heart, lungs, blood vessels, kidneys, digestive system, brain, skin, or eyes - become severely inflamed, the health body warns.

After assessing 35 children who met the criteria for the mysterious inflammatory syndrome, the medics reported how symptoms could also be ‘mucocutaneous,’ defined as those that affect ‘body orifices,’ like nostrils.

The young subjects were found to have swollen eyes, flushed cheeks, and a ‘strawberry tongue.’

World Health Organization (WHO) spokeswoman Margaret Harris urged citizens to wear masks indoors and outside, reported earlier. She explained that in places without normal ventilation, it is necessary to use personal protective equipment (PPE), regardless of whether it is possible to observe social distance there or not.