He said understanding more about the inflammatory disease "might explain why some children become very ill with Covid-19, while the majority are unaffected or asymptomatic".
Calling the situation "truly disturbing", on Tuesday Cuomo said state health officials are investigating the spate of new patients who've come down with "pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome", which has already killed three children in NY.
Despite the apparent spike in cases, some experts have urged caution before declaring the disease the next epidemic, noting the inflammatory syndrome remains rare and may be caused by a number of similar or overlapping disorders, rather than a single illness.
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In addition to fever and a rash, Kawasaki Syndrome can cause joint pain, swollen tongues, hands and feet, as well as some gastrointestinal symptoms, including nausea and diarrhea. However, children can also receive an "incomplete" diagnosis if they don't present with every required ailment. "It appears to be happening mostly after coronavirus infection, we believe it's where the body's immune system overreacts to coronavirus".
In a detailed study published in the medical journal, The Lancet, doctors in the Bergamo province-worst coronavirus affected region- of Italy found the number of children suffering from the inflammation increased considerably during the outbreak. However, at this point, no single virus has been confirmed as the definite cause of the disease.
None of the 10 children died, but their symptoms were more severe than those experienced by the children with Kawasaki disease.
"In some geographic areas, there has been an uptick in Kawasaki disease cases in children who don't have shock", Son said.
New York State has the most cases with 102.
"We are looking at this with our clinical network". "We're going to have to be very vigilant in the coming weeks".
The condition mainly affects children under five, and includes symptoms like high fever, rashes, swelling and toxic shock.
There are treatment options for similar illnesses, but Dr. Turkovich said now the focus is on trying to find out what works best to treat this one.
Randolph of Boston Children's is leading a nationwide study, called "Overcoming COVID-19", on the effect of the virus in children and young adults age 25 and younger, with $2.1 million in funding from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. "We've lost three children as a result of this, and we're seeing the cases predominantly where the (largest) population is".
Up to 100 children in the United Kingdom have been affected by a rare inflammatory disease linked to coronavirus, medics say.
"Some had a positive PCR test, some had a negative PCR test".
"It can't be a coincidence that during this pandemic that we're seeing this syndrome that we've not really seen before", he said.
"It seems likely that there are many different infections that could act as a trigger for Kawasaki disease, whereas this PIMS-TS looks like it follows infection with COVID-19 so it seems relatively specific".
By comparison, over the last five years, just 19 children were admitted to the ER with the symptoms which resembled Kawasaki Disease.
"Kawasaki disease is one of the most hard diagnoses to make in pediatrics", Esper said.