COVID-19 Updates

May 11, 2020

New COVID-19 Symptoms Reported in Youth

Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome is the name that doctors have now given to the Kawasaki-like syndrome which has been afflicting some children who are positive for COVID-19. Kawasaki disease is well known to pediatricians as a condition that causes inflammation in the walls of some blood vessels in the body. The cause is unknown but is believed to be related to an infection or an abnormal immune response to an infection. It usually affects children less than 6 years of age and has been a rare disease. It is treatable but must be managed early to decrease the risk of heart complications.


Here are the common signs of Kawasaki disease:


  • High fever for 5 or more days

  • Redness of the eyes

  • Redness and cracking of the lips

  • Strawberry tongue

  • Peeling of the hands, feet and diaper area

  • Rash on the body

  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck

  • Irritability

  • Pain in the abdomen or joints

  • Diarrhea or vomiting


Please get in contact with Dr Blache or Dr Gayle by calling our office during office hours (229-241-0059)
or after-hours (through our phone triage nurse at 1-855-553-2185):

*If your child develops a high fever and any of these symptoms
*If your child has a high fever for 3 days or more and no other symptoms
*If your child has been in close-contact with someone positive for COVID-19

We are now able to have Telehealth visits with our patients when appropriate and/necessary. These are
video visits that allow you to communicate with a provider whilst you are at home. These visits are very
convenient and are now being covered by all insurances because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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