Israel: Increase in children suffering from neurological effects of COVID and PIMS

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Symptoms include inflammation of brain and seizures. Research published in a leading pediatric neurology journal found 44% of children hospitalized with COVID had at least one neurological symptom as a result of illness.

Israel today reported 74,312 new daily COVID cases, with infection rate standing at 30%. report


Increase in complications for children recovered from Omicron. Reports of Omicron’s neurological side effects are becoming more common. Kan 11 reports that within a single week, 10 children in Israel have been hospitalized with PIMS (Paediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome) as a result of COVID-19.

Israel National News report


“We report a child with MIS-C related to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, who developed cerebellar lesion during the disease course. Encephalopathy was the first central nervous system symptom. His consciousness improved but he developed clinical signs of cerebellar dysfunction including ataxia, dysarthria and nystagmus. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed symmetrical pathological signal changes in both cerebellar hemispheres.”

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, Volume 41, Number 1, January 2022:  Acute Cerebellitus in MIS-C


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** This post was originally published on January 31, 2022 **