Acute Pancreatitis in a COVID-19 Patient in Brazil

A Case Report

Caroline Petersen da Costa Ferreira; Kalynne Rodrigues Marques; Gustavo Henrique Ferreira de Mattos; Tércio de Campos


J Med Case Reports. 2021;15(541) 

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic affected more than 10 million people and caused more than 560,000 deaths, spreading across 213 countries worldwide, by early July 2020.[1] COVID-19 is well established as a respiratory tract disease; however, recent studies have shown an increasing number of patients reporting gastrointestinal manifestations such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain.[2] There is a lack of literature regarding the development of acute pancreatitis (AP) as a complication of COVID-19. In this paper, we report a case of acute acalculous pancreatitis in a COVID-19 patient.

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