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

Children, Coronavirus, Deaths, Health, Hepatitis, Hospitalization, Infection, Long Covid, MIS-C PIMS, Preprint, Symptoms

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. These results suggest acute and long-term hepatic sequelae of COVID-19 in pediatric patients.”

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

 

More on this topic from The Lancet…..

Lancet: Severe acute hepatitis in children: investigate SARS-CoV-2 superantigens

 

ECDC & WHO: Joint statement on hepatitis in kids

 

 

 

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