Parents are being urged to monitor their children for symptoms, as concerns grow over a new rare inflammatory syndrome, thought to be linked to Covid-19.
7 children here have already been investigated for the condition, called PIMS, while there are 230 suspected cases across Europe associated with the virus.
The inflammatory condition can cause fever, high temperature and has led to children needing ventilation in ICU to breathe.
Dr Siobhan Ni Bhriain, HSE Integrated Care Lead, says parents and doctors should be aware of the symptoms of PIMS:
Contact your child’s pediatrician if they experience any of the below symptoms.
Your pediatrician will let you know if your child needs to be seen in the office or if you need to go to the emergency department.
- A fever that won’t go away
- Abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting
- Rash or changes in skin color
- Trouble breathing
- Your child seems confused or overly sleepy