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Mott experts to address questions about COVID-19 and kids in live Q & A

U-M pediatric physicians to talk about what is known about how the virus affects kids and new reports of an inflammatory condition known as “PIMS” or “MIS-C.”

ANN ARBOR, Mich. —   While a small number of children appear to be getting sick from COVID-19, experts are still learning more about how the virus behaves in kids. New reports now suggest a rare disease called multi-inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) believed to be connected to COVID-19 may also affect children.

As states reopen and families prepare for a slow return to "normal," experts from Michigan Medicine C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will help answer parents’ top questions in a live Q&A on Tuesday, May 26 at 1 p.m. EST.

Panelists will include Mott infectious disease physician Elizabeth Lloyd, M.D., and pediatric cardiologist Gabe Owens, M.D. Ph.D.

Those interested may join the live conversation on Mott Facebook or Twitter social channels, or Michigan Medicine Facebook and YouTube page to participate and ask questions live, or catch the recording afterwards.

See our accompanying article about COVID-19 and kids here on the Michigan Health Blog.

 

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