Possibility of link to Covid in pediatric hepatitis cases under investigation
As children have been diagnosed with acute hepatitis, possible links to Covid-19 are being investigated.
With six possible cases identified here, HSE confirmed that one child had died.
Cases detected in the last 10 weeks include children aged 1 to 12 years.
Worldwide, WHO says that at least 348 cases of liver disease in children have been reported from 20 countries.
Parents are advised to contact the GP immediately if the child shows signs of hepatitis, including signs of jaundice such as dark urine, pale or gray feces, or yellowing of the eyes and skin.
Dr. Mary Ryan, an endocrinologist at Limerick’s Bon Secourt Hospital, said a possible link to Covid infection is being investigated.
Dr. Ryan told NewsTalk: I have recovered. This is a serious illness. If a child develops, he or she may recover on his own. ”
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