Could SARS-CoV-2 be the cause of mysterious hepatitis in kids?

Two teams of researchers suggest it's possible the children had asymptomatic COVID-19 infection and that lingering virus particles are priming the immune system
Reuters Health

A chain of events possibly triggered by unrecognised infection with SARS-CoV-2 could be causing the mysterious cases of severe hepatitis seen in hundreds of young children around the world, researchers suggest.

Children with COVID-19 are at significantly increased risk for liver dysfunction afterwards, according to a study on medRxiv ahead of peer review.