COVID-19 and children

KYW Staff
June 19, 2020 - 4:40 pm
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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome received a great deal of attention when cases started popping up, but as COVID-19 has continued to attack people throughout the world, it is not going away. 

In fact, pediatric hospitals are dealing with it and certainly concerned about it on a daily basis. 

This is because it can randomly present in a child who may have not even shown signs they had COVID-19 in the first place. 

Children can have a fever, difficulty feeding or drinking fluids, severe abdominal pain and can have changes in skin color, difficulty breathing and cardiac issues. 

This shows COVID-19 doesn’t just attack old people or people with underlying conditions.