• Betül Sözeri

J Pediatr Res 2021;8(2):0-0

“When I had all the answers, the questions changed...”
Paulo Coelho

Dear Readers,

The Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has caused major changes in daily life and routine activities in societies all over the world. Different problems came up for all physicians related to child health, both mentally and physically. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) and MIS-N in the newborn is a rare but severe condition resulting in excessive response of the immune system after SARS-CoV-2 infection. Fortunately, SARS-CoV-2 often causes mild illness in children. MIS-C is characterized by multisystemic symptoms similar to previously known diseases such as Kawasaki disease, toxic shock syndrome and macrophage activation syndrome. Another situation that pediatricians burdening in this period are the delay in the admission of patients to hospitals due to Lockdown rules and parental concerns about COVID-19 exposure during the pandemic period, causing diagnosis delays in children and inadequate treatment approaches.

We are proud to present the second issue of 2021, which includes valuable scientific studies on childhood diseases. In this issue, we present 14 original articles, three case reports and a letter to editor, which were meticulously written from different disciplines on both mental and physical (from tooth to toe) child health.

We would like to send our respects to all healthcare professionals who lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prof. Dr. Betül Sözeri