Mystery COVID-Related Illness Rare But Dangerous For Children

The CDC (unsatisfied with the current view of things) is expected to issue a warning this week about a rare condition affecting children exposed to COVID-19, as new research emerges about the growing threat.

The condition can cause inflammation in the skin, eyes and hearts of children. Doctors say an abnormal immune overreaction to infection triggers this illness, which appears to be similar to a rare and dangerous condition called Kawasaki disease. Symptoms may include fever and rash, red eyes, dry or cracked lips, red hands and feet, and swollen glands.

A quarter of children with the mystery illness have cardiac complications, but the condition is rarely fatal, if treated appropriately in the hospital.

New York has the highest number of suspected cases, but they are popping up all over the country and the world as awareness increases.

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