Monday, March 8, 2021
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Young Adults in Their 20s Hit Hard by Rare Disease Linked to COVID-19

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Doctors in the U.S. believe the inflammatory Kawasaki-like condition caused by coronavirus could be affecting adults in their early 20s, Your Content has learned.

The mysterious condition is affecting children and has been shown to be linked to previous infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which also causes COVID-19.

Reports in the Washington Post claim several patients in their 20s are being treated for the condition in San Diego and New York.

It appears the patients were been infected with the coronavirus but developed antibodies, indicating they contracted the infection several weeks ago.

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It is believed the hyper-inflammatory condition, which resembles Kawasaki disease, is a delayed immune response to the infection.

It is known as PIMS-TS (paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2) in Europe and MIS-C (multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children) in the US.

According to US-based doctors, adult patients expressing symptoms of the new condition have more severe symptoms than children, which can affect the lungs and heart.

Current treatments seem to be effective and involve steroids, anticoagulants, immunoglobulin and, occasionally, ventilation and admission to intensive care.

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