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The Anatolian Journal of Family Medicine Acute Pancreatitis Emerged by COVID-19 in a Pediatric Patient [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. 2022; 5(1): 59-61 | DOI: 10.5505/anatoljfm.2021.17363

Acute Pancreatitis Emerged by COVID-19 in a Pediatric Patient

Eren Yıldız1, Yavuz Tokgöz2
1Department of Pediatrics, Kastamonu University Faculty of Medicine, Kastamonu, Turkey
2Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Health Sciences, Kecioren Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

The COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread rapidly all over the world. COVID-19 is generally considered a respiratory disease. However, apart from the typical respiratory symptoms, gastrointestinal symptoms, such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain, particularly in children, are increasingly encountered. A fiveyear-old male patient was admitted to the pediatric emergency service with complaints of severe abdominal pain and loss of appetite. Amylase and lipase blood levels were measured high. The patient was hospitalized with the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. Polymerase chain reaction test for COVID-19 was performed and it was found positive. Other etiological causes were excluded in the differential diagnosis. In this case report, an extremely rare pediatric COVID-19 case presenting with isolated acute pancreatitis without any other risk factors is presented. SARS-CoV-2 should be considered when investigating the etiology of acute pancreatitis.

Keywords: Acute pancreatitis, COVID-19, child.

Eren Yıldız, Yavuz Tokgöz. Acute Pancreatitis Emerged by COVID-19 in a Pediatric Patient. anatol j fm. 2022; 5(1): 59-61

Corresponding Author: Eren Yıldız, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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