Coronavirus causing deadly new fever in some children, UK study finds

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There is some limited evidence that regularly rinsing nose with saline can help people recover more quickly from the common cold. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus. Coronavirus is 'manifesting' as a deadly new inflammatory syndrome in some children, a British study revealed yesterday.   Health Secretary Matt Hancock said last week that he was 'very worried' by an NHS alert over a serious autoimmune response. Seven of the eight were clinically obese and six were from Bame (black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds. A common clinical feature was inflammation of the heart and blood vessels, which caused one child to have a 'giant coronary aneurysm' after being discharged.  ______________________________ Kawasaki disease is a condition that causes inflammation in the walls of the blood vessels and affects mostly children under five years old. The condition affects eight children out of every 100,000 and statistics show it is fatal in three per cent of cases that go untreated.  The symptoms of Kawasaki disease usually develop in three phases over a six-week period, according to advice on the NHS' website. The first signs are a fever and a rash in the first few weeks, followed by the eyes of children becoming red and swollen.  It can also cause the lips to dry up and crack, a sore throat, swollen lymph glands and the tongue to become red, the NHS warns.  The second phase of Kawasaki disease often causes symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, headaches, joint pain and jaundice.  In the third phase, symptoms tend to disappear but children 'may still have a lack of energy and become easily tired during this time'.   ______________________________ While all tested positive for virus antibodies, nearly all had tested negative for the active virus in swab tests while in hospital.  Scientists said this raised the possibility that the symptoms are part of a delayed immune response to the infection in children. The study, led by consultant paediatrician Dr Shelley Riphagen, said a further 12 children with similar symptoms have since been treated. Dr Jeremy Rossman, a virologist at the University of Kent, said the findings were 'very concerning'.   NHS England has sent an urgent alert to GPs warning that symptoms are similar to Kawasaki disease – a rare illness that triggers inflammation in the walls of the blood vessels. EXCLUSIVE By Jake Wallis Simons, Associate Global Editor Gemma Brown, 38, told MailOnline that her son, Bertie, was admitted to Worcestershire Royal hospital last month on his second birthday, when his temperature soared over 40C (104F) and his blotchy rash began to turn black. Doctors were initially baffled but a senior consultant eventually diagnosed the boy with the rare Kawasaki disease, a form of toxic shock syndrome which causes the body’s immune system to attack its own organs. But Bertie was not given a COVID-19 test, leaving both medics and his family in the dark about a possible link between Kawasaki disease and coronavirus. ‘I don’t know how the Government is going to prove there’s a link if they’re not testing patients,’ the mother-of-two from Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, said. ‘Both attack your immune system and the whole family had been poorly with Covid symptoms before Bertie fell ill. ‘I was adamant that there was a link and was begging for a test, but they just told me that there was no need to test the under-fives.’ ‘He didn’t have any respiratory problems but he was put in a ward on his own and he was easily the most poorly child in the hospital. His temperature was dangerously high and they were monitoring him round the clock.’ Bertie, who was born very prematurely weighing only 1.5lb, has always had a weak immune system, making him susceptible to viruses.