By Mary Kekatos Senior Health Reporter For Dailymail.com
Published: 15:55 BST, 5 October 2020 | Updated: 17:50 BST, 5 October 2020
The rare inflammatory condition linked to children diagnosed with the coronavirus can be fatal in adults as well, a new report finds.
Back in April, doctors warned of youngsters in Europe and America with fever, skin rashes and swelling of the glands who had been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Since then, several case reports and series have been published of a similar condition known as 'Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in Adults' (MIS-A).
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that at least 27 people over age 18 in the US and the UK have had the condition and it can lead to hospitalization, intubation and even death.
Since June 2020, at least 27 adults in the US and the UK have been diagnosed with a similar condition called MIS-A that resembles Kawasaki disease (file image)
At first, the disorder, known as 'Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome' (PMIS) or 'Multi-system Inflammatory syndrome in Children' (MIS-C) was only seen in kids.
It was originally thought to be linked with Kawasaki disease, a condition that causes inflammation in the walls of the blood vessels and affects mostly