Ask Dr. Bob: Indiana reports first case of mysterious syndrome in children linked to COVID-19

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) Indiana is confirming its first case of a rare but potentially dangerous complication for children thought to be linked to the coronavirus.

Inflammatory syndrome can mirror symptoms of other inflammatory illnesses, such as Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-like syndrome.
Children can have high fevers, severe diarrhea, rash and often red eyes or conjunctivitis. In some severe but rare cases, it can also cause problems with their heart function.

The newly identified syndrome appears to be the result of a child's immune system's going into overdrive after a COVID-19 infection.

However, it's still too soon to pin all of the cases on the coronavirus, as some have tested negative.

However, Dr. Bob Cassady of the South Bend Clinic says parents shouldn't panic.

He says, "Parents need to keep doing the same measures that they've been doing with physical distancing and hygiene measures." He continued, "For now, most parents do not need to worry that their child is going to get some kind of severe syndrome from coronavirus. As we know so far, most children are not affected in a significant way."

Dr. Bob is also revisiting the topics of hydroxychloroquine and zinc, after President Trump said he's currently taking daily doses of both.
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