COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a respiratory tract infection with a newly recognized coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, thought to have originated as a zoonotic virus that has mutated or otherwise adapted in ways that allow human pathogenicity
Fewer children than adults with infection require hospitalization; however, a similar proportion of children and adults who do need hospital admission require ICU level of care
MIS-C is a recently described clinical syndrome in children and adolescents
• Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome is characterized by orthostatic tachycardia in the absence of orthostatic hypotension and additional multisystem manifestations
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