Is Kawasaki Disease Caused by Covid-19 in Young Children?
In the news lately there have been reports of a “mysterious new pediatric condition” affecting young children in Europe and New York that may be Covid-related. These reports are claiming this “new” illness is mimicking a decades-old pediatric condition called Kawasaki disease.
As with many news reports related to the coronavirus, the tone of such reporting seems to flip-flop between a calm warning to outright panic. For many of us parents, we just want to know the facts and whether this new development should be a cause for public concern. And usually, if you dig down deep into the truth of the matter in things like this, there seems to be a comfortable medium ground: reasonable concern but no need for panic.
The same can be said for this issue. While parents should be made aware of the signs and symptoms of…