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Apr 26, 2022Liked by Katelyn Jetelina

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was waiting for your post on this to hit my inbox. Is it possible that covid-19 past infection lowered their immunity to an adenovirus or other virus and it’s causing more severe responses to something that used to be mild?

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What a challenge! I wouldn't rule out Covid or the adenovirus possibilities. My wife had covid and has recently developed hepatic complications.,.

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It’s strange, I had a two to three week “cold” in late February, early March. I took three PCR tests, which were all negative. Now, my ALT is slightly elevated. My ALT was in the low to normal range in January.

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Such clarity on a subject emerging in the midst of a pandemic. Thanks for your timely work!

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Informative as always! Thank you for your work and concise yet clear explanation of this emerging health phenomenon among children!

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How about diseases related to climate change? Have they compared weather conditions like temperature, rainfall, and humidity?

Actually I wonder if you could do a post on climate change one of these days. Seems like the elephant in the living room with a lot of emerging threats, since it impacts the likelihood of zoonosis (habitat loss), insect/tick borne diseases, and wars.

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Could it be that this outbreak is not limited to children? They got on the radar because of the rarity in their cohort. Hepatitis isn't that uncommon in adults so an uptick in cases might not draw attention. Could children just be the tip of the outbreak iceberg? How would we test?

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Are tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies still in favor, and do they mitigate the risk of adenoviruses? And how many of the kids had had those operations?

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