It has recently been reported that there may exist a possible link between Pediatric Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome (or, PIMS) and COVID-19. This is obviously of note to the pediatric medical community and further studies are now being done to increase understanding about this possible connection, the symptoms, and best options for patient treatment.
While this connection has yet to be fully understood, please be assured that the coronavirus has not been shown to affect children to a serious degree in most cases. While there are some children who have been reported to experience more severe illness related to the disease, it is still considered very uncommon.
Although there have been a limited number of cases reported, there are still instances where children have become ill, whether from the novel coronavirus COVID-19, or due to Pediatric Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome (PIMS). A number of children who have been diagnosed with PIMS have also been reported to have confirmed exposure to COVID-19, but not all cases report this connection.