While children who contract the coronavirus still are likely to have a mild case of COVID-19 or no symptoms at all, many coming to the hospital with the new syndrome test positive for the virus or are shown to have produced coronavirus antibodies, which means they had at one point been infected even if they didn't know it, doctors said.
Levin said most children tested negative for Covid-19 infection at first but later tests indicated they had probably had a past infection.
Dr. Sean McTigue is the medical director for Pediatric Infection Prevention & Control at Kentucky Children's Hospital.
The death is one of three cases of the syndrome reported to Maryland's health department, said Michael Ricci, a spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan (R).
Kawasaki disease is an acute inflammatory illness that affects blood vessels throughout the body. The news release said the illness is rare and not contagious.
Numerous children diagnosed with the syndrome tested positive for COVID-19, were previously infected with the novel coronavirus or had contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Parents should be on the lookout for a high fever in children and should talk to a doctor if it lasts more than a few days, doctors said.
But surprisingly until now this virus has spared newborns and children to much extent.
Siva said the symptoms of MIS-C often resemble streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, bacterial sepsis, macrophage activation syndrome or Kawasaki disease.
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Nicholas Rister at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, said he has examined several children with a range of symptoms.
The state health department says the child from the Fairfax area was hospitalized on May 5th and is now recovering at home.
Herlihy and other CDPHE officials said at a briefing earlier in the day that the Colorado School of Public Health believes around 167,000 Coloradans have contracted COVID-19, compared to the roughly 23,000 cases already confirmed by testing.
MIS-C is a rare, but severe inflammatory disease.
The good news is, the new pediatric inflammatory syndrome is easy to spot; its symptoms are serious enough that parents should be able to notice them. Because the kids have been beforehand wholesome, he thinks the abnormalities have been attributable to MIS-C, presumably on account of a delayed immune response to the coronavirus. "Most kids need ICU care with blood pressure support by medications and some needing oxygen or mechanical ventilation".