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Post-Covid Clinic for Kids

Did your child test positive for COVID over 4 weeks ago and continues to struggle with symptoms? Is your child missing school or unable to take part in daily activities?

MetroHealth’s pediatric rheumatology team has been carefully studying the long-term effects of COVID-19 in children. There are two groups of symptoms that show up either right away or weeks after the infection.

Group 1: Symptoms start during the infection and do not go away, even after 4 weeks

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic headaches, dizziness
  • Chest pain, shortness of breath, exercise intolerance
  • Anxiety, depressive mood
  • Decreased appetite, loss of smell and taste
  • Stomach pains
  • Muscle and joint pains

Group 2: Symptoms start 2-6 weeks after the infection ends

  • High fevers with skin rashes
  • Pink eyes
  • Heart palpitations
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Severe abdominal pains
  • Diarrhea

Group 2 symptoms are recognized as Multisystem inflammatory Syndrome of Childhood (MISC), a serious illness requiring medical attention. Patients may develop severe organ damage and shock.

Appointments

If your child has symptoms lasting more than 4 weeks after a COVID diagnosis that interfere with daily life activities, please call 216-957-3959 to schedule an appointment.

If your child is experiencing symptoms less than 4 weeks after a positive COVID diagnosis, please contact your primary care provider or call 440-592-6843.

About Our Team

MetroHealth's Pediatric Post-COVID Clinic is staffed by a rheumatologist, neurologists, psychologists, gastroenterologists, and nutritionists. Our team also provides care to young patients with autoimmune disease symptoms and no clear diagnosis.

Some of our patients are treated as outpatient with close follow up, others are hospitalized for further monitoring and care. Our Post COVID-19 clinic is currently funded by NIH to collect information about how this virus is affecting pediatric health in the long term.

About Our Team

MetroHealth's Pediatric Post-COVID Clinic is staffed by a rheumatologist, neurologists, psychologists, gastroenterologists, and nutritionists. Our team also provides care to young patients with autoimmune disease symptoms and no clear diagnosis.

Some of our patients are treated as outpatient with close follow up, others are hospitalized for further monitoring and care. Our Post COVID-19 clinic is currently funded by NIH to collect information about how this virus is affecting pediatric health in the long term.

Our Doctors/Medical Providers

Hulya Bukulmez, MD

Hulya Bukulmez, MD

Pediatrics

30 ratings / 4 reviews

Locations

216-778-7800

2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland , Ohio 44109

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