Symptomatic COVID-19 re-infection in a child, three months after primary infection


  • Serena M. Varghese Department of Pediatrics, Rajagiri Hospital, Aluva, Kerala, India
  • Mubeena M. Department of Pediatrics, Rajagiri Hospital, Aluva, Kerala, India



COVID-19, SARS- CoV-2, RT-PCR, Genexpert, PIMS, Re-infection


The natural course of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is still not fully known. Re-infection with Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) in recovered children has not been reported till date. We describe a case of symptomatic COVID-19 re-infection in a child after an asymptomatic period of three months following an international travel. The child had RT-PCR positivity and systemic inflammation, but did not have multi organ dysfunction as in pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome.


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