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Coronavirus Spurs Spike in Serious Blood Disorder in Children

  • Italian doctors report 30-fold jump in Kawasaki-like disease
  • Pandemic virus seen causing rare blood vessel inflammation
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The Coronavirus Symptoms You May Not Know About

The coronavirus may have triggered a 30-fold jump in cases of a serious but rare pediatric inflammatory disease, according to an Italian study that provides an ominous warning to other pandemic-affected nations about the risk to children.

A detailed analysis from Bergamo, the epicenter of the Italian Covid-19 outbreak, found 10 cases of a Kawasaki disease-like illness in children, adding to reports of about 90 similar cases from New York and England.