April 30, 2020

UK's Paediatric Intensive Care Society (PICS) said it had observed an "apparent rise" in the number of children, of all ages, with a "multi-system inflammatory state requiring intensive care", and doctors believe it could be coronavirus-related.


  • Multi-system inflammatory state is a rare illness that causes inflammation of the blood vessels, which leads to low blood pressure.

  • It affects the entire body as it causes a build-up of fluid in the lungs and other organs. This condition is similar to Kawasaki disease. Patients suffering from it require intensive care to support the lungs, heart and other organs.