The French Ministry of Health reported that 144 minors diagnosed with the new coronavirus developed the inflammatory syndrome similar to Kawasaki disease.
The United States has already warned about this complication, which has been called by specialists from that country as Pediatric Multisystemic Inflammatory Syndrome or PMIS.
The new disease presents a picture of high fever, great fatigue, stomach pain, and lymph nodes, French doctors explained. In most cases, the patient recovers after immunoglobulin treatment.
According to health authorities in France, formal causation of this disease with the new coronavirus could not have been demonstrated so far; however, specialists maintain that there may be a “plausible” relationship due to a resurgence of this type of inflammatory syndromes coinciding with the spread of the virus.
For its part, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of this possible relationship between the two diseases: “Initial hypotheses indicate that this syndrome could be related to Covid-19.”
For its part, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control pointed out that this relationship has not yet been established, but seems plausible. Some 230 suspected cases have been identified to date in Europe.
According to local media reports, the last victim of this inflammatory disease in France was a 9-year-old boy, who died last Friday, May 15 in Marseille. It should be noted that since the pandemic began, five minors in this city have been hospitalized and diagnosed with this disease.