Preprint: Elevated liver enzymes and bilirubin following SARS-CoV-2 infection in children under 10

Those cases of mysterious hepatitis in kids are looking increasingly less mysterious by the day….

“Compared to children infected with other respiratory infections, children infected with COVID-19 infection were at significantly increased risk for elevated AST or ALT and total bilirubin....More...

Pediatric acute liver failure associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection

“We describe the case of a 3-year-old previously healthy female who developed acute liver failure secondary to type 2 autoimmune hepatitis preceded by mild infection with SARS-CoV-2”

Although elevated liver enzymes are common in hospitalized children with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, pediatric acute liver failure is an uncommon manifestation of COVID-19 disease....More...

France excludes SARS-CoV-2 in case definition file for hepatitis in kids

In a bizarre twist to the hepatitis in children story we covered earlier this week, we have learned that the French Health Department are now specifically excluding SARS-CoV-2 virus infections as a possible cause for hepatitis in the official case definition file....More...

Preprint: Serious brain disorders following mild Covid-19

In 43 patients, disorders ranged from brain inflammation and delirium to nerve damage and stroke. A dozen patients had inflammation of the central nervous system, 10 had brain disease with delirium or psychosis, eight had strokes and a further eight had peripheral nerve problems, mostly diagnosed as Guillain-Barré syndrome, an immune reaction that attacks the nerves and causes paralysis....More...

2021: Association between SARs-CoV-2 infection and acute hepatitis in children *1 UPDATE*

May 2021: “Our case suggests an unreported association between acute SARs-CoV-2 infection and acute hepatitis in children, thus supporting the notion that evaluation of liver enzymes during hospitalization for SARs-CoV-2 infection is also indicated in pediatric age....More...