Doctors weigh COVID-19 impact on children as vaccine drives ramp up

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By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) – One month after her son Eran had recovered from a mild case of COVID-19, Sara Bittan rushed the three-year-old to the emergency room. He had high fever, a rash, his eyes and lower body were swollen and red, his stomach was hurting and he was crying in pain. Eventually diagnosed with the rare multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), also known as pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome, or PIMS, Eran was hospitalized in October for a week and has fully recovered, Bittan said. “It is important for me to tell parents, mothers, all over the …

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