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6-Year-Old Girl Hospitalized with COVID-Related Illness Needs Blood Platelets


A community is sending an urgent request tonight as a little girl is hospitalized at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Six-year-old Hattie Lucille Shell is battling a condition brought on by COVID-19 that causes body parts and organs to become inflamed. She’s been in the ICU for about a month. “What we see is that a few weeks following COVID-19 infection, children come in with a fever and then they have multi-system involvement,” said Dr. Sandy Arnold, chief of infectious diseases at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and UTHSC. “Really any system can be involved, but I would say cardiac and respiratory and gastrointestinal are the most common.”

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