scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

New research: Covid-related disorder alters immune system in kids, finds study

The researchers said the study provides vital evidence for future research and will indicate what treatments may help patients with the condition.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: August 25, 2020 8:58:35 am
A girl peers from behind a window in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, August 19, 2020. (AP Photo: Andreea Alexandru, File)

A small number of children with Covid-19 have presented with an illness known as paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome (PIMS-TS). The rare syndrome causes severe inflammation in blood vessels and can lead to heart damage.

UK researchers have analysed blood samples from 25 children who have PIMS-TS and compared these to healthy children.

The study, published in Nature Medicine, showed that in the acute stage of PIMS-TS, children have raised levels of cytokines (molecules associated with the immune system) and reduced levels of while blood cells called lymphocytes. By the time the children had recovered, the immune system changes had gradually returned to normal.

The researchers said the study provides vital evidence for future research and will indicate what treatments may help patients with the condition.

Source: National Institute for Health Research, UK

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Explained News, download Indian Express App.

0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X