Paediatric hepatitis update

THE LATEST information emerging on the paediatric hepatitis of unknown aetiology delivered at a WHO briefing on May 10 is that there are now 348 probable cases from 20 countries in five global regions, and a further 70 cases in 13 countries ‘are pending confirmation’. In the UK, health authorities are investigating six working hypotheses that include the cause due to normal or variant adenoviruses; post-infectious SARS-CoV-2 syndrome; a drug, toxin or environmental exposure; a novel pathogen either acting alone or as a co-infection; and a new SARS-CoV-2 variant. Read more

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