Epidemiologist named signs of severe course of coronavirus in children

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Parents should be alert and consult a doctor if the child has shortness of breath, fever that lasts for more than three days, and a rash – such symptoms can indicate a coronavirus that is turning into a severe form. This was told by the deputy director for scientific work of the Federal Budgetary Scientific Institution of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Gorelov.

According to him, the appearance of such symptoms is a reason for additional diagnostics, namely radiography. Changes on it can also indicate complications, including multi-inflammatory syndrome – a serious condition in which several body systems are damaged at once, the specialist emphasized.

As noted by the epidemiologist, another alarming symptom is the appearance of a rash, which may be evidence of Kawasaki syndrome. At the same time, a runny nose is not a symptom that requires increased attention, but it is certainly necessary to treat it, Gorelov noted.

He added that in most cases, coronavirus infection in children is relatively easier compared to adult patients.