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The Anatolian Journal of Family Medicine Acute Pancreatitis Arose from COVID-19 in a Pediatric Patient [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. Ahead of Print: ANATOLJFM-17363 | DOI: 10.5505/anatoljfm.2021.17363

Acute Pancreatitis Arose from COVID-19 in a Pediatric Patient

Eren Yildiz1, Yavuz Tokgoz2
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 around 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 five-year-old male patient was admitted to the pediatric emergency department with severe abdominal pain and loss of appetite. Amylase and lipase blood levels were measured high. The patient was hospitalized with a diagnosis of AP. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID-19 was performed and it was found positive. Other etiological causes were excluded in the differential diagnosis. In this report, we submit an extremely rare pediatric COVID-19 case presenting with isolated acute pancreatitis clinic without any other risk factors. SARS-CoV-2 should be considered while investigating the etiology of acute pancreatitis.

Keywords: acute pancreatitis, COVID-19, children

Corresponding Author: Eren Yildiz, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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