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Norton Children’s launches pediatric COVID-19 follow-up clinic

Published: Jan. 5, 2021 at 1:37 PM CST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WBKO) - Norton Children’s Infectious Diseases has opened a COVID-19 Follow-up Clinic. The clinic is for children and teens experiencing persistent effects after a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19.

“Children and teens may feel unwell for a prolonged amount of time after confirmed or suspected illness with COVID-19,” said Gary S Marshall, M.D., chief of pediatric infectious diseases for Norton Children’s and the UofL Department of Pediatrics. “The COVID-19 Follow-up Clinic assesses the medical condition of children recovering from acute COVID-19 and determines if further testing or referral to a specialist is warranted.”

Children can be seen by a pediatric infectious diseases specialist after receiving a physician referral. They will also need to:

  • Have had a proven or strongly suspected COVID-19 diagnosis
  • Be without a fever (without using fever-reducing medicines)
  • Be 10 days past the first time they experienced symptoms and/or received a positive COVID-19 test
  • Still feel unwell with symptoms

“If your child has symptoms that last more than two weeks, they may benefit from evaluation at the clinic,” Dr. Marshall said.

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