Up to 100 UK children a week hospitalised with rare post-Covid disease PIMS (MISC)
75% of children worst affected by paediatric inflammatory multi-system syndrome are BAME
Up to 100 children a week are being hospitalised with a rare disease that can emerge weeks after Covid-19, leaving them in intensive care, doctors have said.
In a phenomenon that is worrying paediatricians, 75% of the children worst affected by paediatric inflammatory multi-system syndrome (PIMS) were black, Asian or ethnic minority (BAME). Almost four out of five children were previously healthy, according to an unpublished snapshot of cases.