PIMS-TS, a Kawasaki-like disease that affects children with COVID-19, causes changes in monocytes, a new study reports.
Study describes an increase in cases of a rare Kawasaki-like disease in children infected by coronavirus. The condition causes blood vessels to become inflamed and swollen, leading to fever, rashes, red eyes, cracked lips, swollen glands, and redness on the extremities. The condition is believed to be an abnormal immune overreaction to COVID-19 infection.
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, a Kawasaki-like disease that appears to result from COVID-19 infections, damages the heart to such an extent that children will need lifelong monitoring and interventions.