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Signs and Symptoms of Coronavirus in Kids

by on 25/02/2021 7825

The spread of the Covid-19 epidemic is seen as a threat to communities around the world regardless of rank, age and racial differences. The signs of Covid-19 are difficult to identify and can be considered a mysterious virus attack.

Until now, the medical community is still struggling to find a cure to stop the virus immediately and it has crippled the entire economy and changed our lifestyles.

Signs of Covid-19

tanda-tanda penyakit covid-19 baharu

According to a report released by The Guardian, most children who have lost their lives to Covid-19 experienced abdominal pains and heart problems.

Infected children will usually have a cough. It will be worse if parents delay bringing them to the hospital for treatment.

At least one child has received Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) treatment, which is a method of saving the lives of patients who are unable to breathe properly.

"For young children with Kawasaki disease, vascular conditions are relatively rare and is a major cause of heart disease for those under 18"

"Based on the three-week report, it is clear that there is an increase in the number of children with inflammatory problems and are in need of intensive care throughout London and the UK," said the source.

A note of precaution to the frontliners and specialist doctors – although children without Covid-19 symptoms and have tested negative, it is not impossible that the test was wrong.

‘‘Pain in the abdomen and gastrointestinal tract is a common symptom. These observations have been made on positive and negative Covid-19 children''.

"However, the increase in cases among children is highly unexpected in the UK”.

Examination results by a specialist 

simptom penyakit baharu

According to London Hospital consultant and Member of the Committee on Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Liz Whittaker says that this information is not to intimidate the public.

"We are very worried about this very rare situation. Due to the Coronavirus, the number of cases of pediatric patients have increased dramatically,'' she said.

The combination of toxic shock symptoms and Kawasaki potentially causes toddlers to have persistent fever, severe abdominal pain and skin rash problems. Not only that, blood test results also show the same inflammation as adult patients with Covid-19 infection.

Doctors also suspect that the disease may be a post-infection inflammatory response in which the immune system is forced to overwork.

The President of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, Prof Russell Viner convinces parents that in general the child's health is likely to be very unhealthy due to Covid-19.

Symptoms are rare in kids in UK

Based on the immediate announcement sent to the group of doctors, intensive care departments in London and the UK received a critical number of pediatric patients with unusual symptoms. These include inflammatory problems with flu-like symptoms.

NHS England medical director Stephen Powis says they are aware of reports of rare and severe illness in children. "In the last few days, we've been looking at the report and asking for research from some experts," he said.

gejala penyakit covid-19 baharu

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‘‘Young patients of all ages are experiencing extreme health deterioration. They have characteristics similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shocks causing high body temperature, low blood pressure, the appearance of rashes and difficulty breathing''.

"Not only that, some have gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, heart inflammation and abnormal blood test results. As a result, children's bodies become weak to fight the Covid-19 infection,'' he explained.

Spain and Italy have reported similar cases: “Some children have septic shock and rash. It is also seen in toxic shock syndrome and Kawasaki disease''.

Therefore, parents need to be concerned about the health of their children through hygiene practices as well as the consumption of nutritious food. You should immediately go to the hospital when:

  • The child turns pale, speckled and the body is very cold
  • Irregular breathing patterns or feeling irritated
  • Lips turn blue
  • Have seizures
  • Becomes depressed (crying, confused, very lethargic and lifeless)
  • Pain in the testicles

This article was first published on theAsianParent.