Dr. Robert Kaplan speaks to a local publication about the lingering symptoms of a COVID-19 infection and children.
Although very rare, some children will develop what is called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, also known as MISC, about 4 – 6 weeks after they are infected with virus. There have been about 2,000 cases so far in the U.S. We have seen one child in our practice here in Los Alamitos develop this complication. These children can be very ill and end up in the hospital and even in the ICU, needing long-term follow-up. Many will have continuing cardiac problems. These children become very ill abruptly and tend to have high fevers, respiratory symptoms, rashes and more.