Updated: Nov 19, 2020
"After her first day in hospital Leia's condition deteriorated.
A rash covered her whole body, her high temperature remained, and she had developed a chesty cough, tonsillitis, and tachycardia. Leia was moved onto the high-dependency unit.
Leia was then moved to the Noah's Ark Hospital in Cardiff where she was eventually given a diagnosis of inflammatory syndrome linked with Covid-19, a side effect of the virus in children which had at the time only recently come to light." read the full article on Wales Online
In a very few cases, it can be serious and even life-threatening.
"Paediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome temporally associated with COVID-19 (called PIMS-TS or PIMS for short) is very rare and most children with the condition will not be seriously affected.
Long Covid Kids cases it can be serious and even life-threatening".
Seriously affected children or teenagers will have symptoms which are very similar to other life-threatening conditions such as sepsis or meningitis.
Find out more about PIMS on The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
We send our warmest wishes to the family and thanks to WalesOnline for highlighting how Coronavirus can affect children.
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