Have you heard of Pediatric Inflammatory Multisystem Syndrome among COVID-19 affected children? Most kids recover—but doctors are seeing more children with serious complications including inflammation of the heart muscle and lung abnormalities. These children suffer from fever and inflammation with some having respiratory issues, rashes, abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea.
Data from Israel is showing about 10 to 30% of children and teens recovering from COVID-19 may be affected by long-term complications. In the United States, Onondaga County (New York) is seeing increasing amount of children admitted to hospital with coronavirus – higher than other parts of US at the moment. New variants may be surging this pediatric hospitalization but further analyses are needed.