News Local Boy with Kawasaki disease to be discharged from hospital soon

Boy with Kawasaki disease to be discharged from hospital soon


A boy aged four and a half who has been hospitalised at Makarios Hospital in Nicosia with Kawasaki disease is doing well and is expected to be released in the coming days, the Pediatric Clinic’s Director Avraam Elias told CNA.

The boy, who has tested negative to coronavirus, was the third child to fall ill with the disease this year. One of the other two children who were ill with the disease had tested positive with the coronavirus which made his clinical state of health more serious, he said.

Elia added that about ten children fall ill with Kawasaki disease every year in Cyprus.

The young boy has been treated at the Pediatric Clinic of Makarios Hospital for about a week and had been referred there from a private hospital in Limassol due to his high fever which did not respond to antibiotics.

Once at the clinic he presented a specific range of symptoms which are connected with an irregular form of the disease but he did not meet all the clinical criteria of the syndrome, Elia said.

Due to the fact that a correlation has appeared with the coronavirus and an increase of incidents of Kawasaki disease on children, the boy has been tested four times for the coronavirus and all tests were negative, he added.

The child has responded to treatment, his fever has subsided and his clinical state of health has improved. “He will remain in hospital under observation and is expected to be released in the coming days, if his good state of health continues,” he noted.

Referring to the disease, Elia said that it is an old disease, an inflammatory syndrome which is caused by various factors. The reason it occurs is not yet known, he added.


Top Stories

Informal meeting on Cyprus scheduled for first week of March,

The informal 5+1 meeting on the Cyprus problem is scheduled to take place during the first week of March, most probably at Greentree in...

Man wanted for theft from shop (PHOTO)

Police are looking for information that could help locate an unidentified man regarding a case of theft from a shop, an offense that occurred...

UK to set out new tougher COVID border measures, PM Johnson says

British Prime Minister said the government would set out new tougher border measures later on Wednesday (January 27) , adding there were no easy...

Μeasures at airports and for flights in place until March 1st

The Μinistry of Transport announced that the Cabinet on Wednesday decided to extend the measures at airports and for flights taken to prevent the...

EU warns AstraZeneca over delay in delivering Covid-19 vaccine: “not acceptable”

Stella Kyriakides, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, stated on Monday that AstraZeneca's new schedule in which the company's supply of COVID-19 vaccine would fall...


Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...


No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...