Risk of hepatitis in children

WHILE many know that Covid-19 symptoms are milder and cause fewer deaths in children compared with adults, few are aware of the rare but severe manifestations associated with this disease in the latter.

For example, a novel Kawasaki-like syndrome – multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children – has been reported since April 2020. This is a post-acute Covid-19 condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, blood and blood vessels, skin, eyes, and brain.

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