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Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2021
Article Page : 98-102
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the assessment, and management of patients are challenging. The clinical features of COVID-19 are heterogeneous and subtle in many cases. Although diffuse alveolar damage and acute respiratory failure are the main features of COVID-19, the impairment of other organs are also seen. Gastrointestinal symptoms are common in pediatric patients with COVID-19 as SARS-CoV-2 is able to enter gastrointestinal epithelial cells. However, these complaints can also be caused by a COVID-19-independent concomitant abdominal pathology. Therefore, patients with fever with acute abdominal pain, anorexia, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea need to be assessed very thoroughly. Previous studies reported that COVID-19 was likely to result in liver injury. Based on clinical cases, we present our approach of management of children with symptoms and signs of viral hepatitis and concomitant suspicion of COVID-19.
Keywords: COVID19, Acute respiratory failure, Pediatric patients, Gastrointestinal symptoms, Viral hepatitis.
How to cite : Ranjima M, Gobbur R H, Akki A S, New viral hepatitis caused by covid-19 virus- A case report. IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol 2021;7(2):98-102
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