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Covid-19: Kawasaki-like condition in infected children needs to be studied


Till a few weeks back, it was believed that children and adolescents had been spared the worst manifestations of Covid-19—indeed, in May, the WHO, in a scientific brief, had spoken about limited data indicating this. But, in the same brief, it had also spoken up a few cases where the disease turned serious in children, and in an even smaller number, manifested as a Kawasaki-disease-like multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS). Kawasaki disease is a condition usually noted in children aged five years and below, in which the patient suffers from blood vessels developing inflammation brought about by, as is generally ...


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