COVID-19 Cases with Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis


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BİLİR Ö., AYAZ T., Unlu A., ERSUNAN G., TAŞÇI F.

JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE CASE REPORTS, vol.13, no.1, pp.8-12, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.33706/jemcr.982414
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE CASE REPORTS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.8-12
  • Keywords: covid-19, pancreatitis, necrotizing pancreatitis
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

COVID-19 is a multisystemic condition that presents with different signs and symptoms. Studies conducted have shown that it shows its effect on different tissues through Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 receptors. In particular, gastrointestinal system symptoms have started to attract more attention. We present two COVID-19 cases, aged 82 and 70, presenting with acute pancreatitis without any other risk factors. An 82-year-old female patient had a fatal outcome despite the treatment, while a 70-year-old female patient was discharged for outpatient follow-up. While COVID-19 patients are typically admitted with symptoms of respiratory system, some patients may have symptoms such as nausea-vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.