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Fri May 8, 2020, 05:22 PM

At least 85 kids across U.S. have developed rare, mysterious COVID-19-linked illness




At least 85 kids across U.S. have developed rare, mysterious COVID-19-linked illness



While severe cases of the coronavirus have largely spared children, evidence is growing that kids may not be as immune to COVID-19 complications as previously thought.


May 7, 2020, 5:43 PM CDT By Erika Edwards

Children with a rare but potentially dangerous complication thought to be linked to the coronavirus have now been identified in at least seven states and the Washington, D.C., area.

Doctors say the increase does not necessarily suggest that the number of such cases has grown. Instead, they say, it is likely the result of increased awareness of the problem, which just this week got an official name: pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome.


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"All the kids have some sort of severe inflammation," said Dr. Michael Bell, head of critical care medicine at Children's National Hospital. "I think it's all part of some spectrum of disease that's evolving as we learn more and more about this infection and its consequences."

The newly identified syndrome appears to be the result of a child's immune system's going into overdrive after a COVID-19 infection. However, it's still too soon to pin all of the cases on the coronavirus. Some patients have tested negative.

"We're all still waiting for the smoking gun to be sure it is associated with COVID-19," said Dr. Audrey John, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, adding that it's "certainly suspicious."


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Children can have high fevers, severe diarrhea, rash and often red eyes or conjunctivitis. But "the feature that's been most concerning is that they have problems with their heart function," John said.

"The heart isn't squeezing as well as it should, so they need medications to help keep their blood pressure up," John said.

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riversedge May 2020 OP
zipplewrath May 2020 #1
FarPoint May 2020 #3
MosheFeingold May 2020 #7
zipplewrath May 2020 #8
ALBliberal May 2020 #2
Igel May 2020 #4
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Jirel May 2020 #5

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 05:35 PM

1. Blood disease.

My amateur observation is that this disease, while transmitted through the respiratory system, is a disfunction of the blood. It seems interfere with the absorption of oxygen, encourage clotting, leading to strokes and heart attacks. The two largest groups affected are apparently COPD and diabetes. COPD already has oxygen absorption issues, and diabetes has circulatory issues making them more prone to difficulties at the extremities. Have you seen the "Covid" toe?

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #1)

Fri May 8, 2020, 05:46 PM

3. Good assessment...

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #1)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:53 AM

7. I think you are correct

My son (a doctor, insert Jewish joke here), has been saying for a month now that the virus is attacking hemoglobin.

This is why you get people slowly dying from lack of oxygen. It's not the lungs, per se The lung problems are a symptom.

Similarly, as the heme breaks off, iron is freed into to the tissues -- causing massive oxidative stress and inflammation.

Hence why a malarial drug (hydrochloroquine, et al) works -- another blood disease. HCQ is not doing anything to the virus, but rather preventing harm from the virus. It is also a powerful anti-inflammatory (hence, lupus)

Large IV doses of Vitamin C (anti-oxidant) seem to be helping.

Aspirin seems to be helping (anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting).

Vitamin D, etc.

And, plus, just a general, good, healthy, diet.

My son really wishes Trump had kept his mouth shut re: HCQ and made it a political issue. He opines early intervention with HCQ is a huge benefit.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #7)

Mon May 11, 2020, 08:24 PM

8. Hematologists

I wonder if Fauci and the CDC as well as the NIH in general (and the WHO) have any Hematologists involved.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 05:35 PM

2. Might you have a link? TIA

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Response to Igel (Reply #4)

Fri May 8, 2020, 09:38 PM

6. Thanks!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2020, 07:04 PM

5. Not "Mysterious"

More dramatization. It’s a well known but infrequent illness, Kawasaki’s Disease. It happens with other viruses, too. More kids are showing signs, so we have a large enough sample to confirm it’s Kawasaki’s.

https://www.webmd.com/children/what-is-kawasaki-disease

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