New viral hepatitis caused by covid-19 virus- A case report

Case Report

Author Details : Ranjima M, R H Gobbur*, Aravind S Akki

Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 98-102

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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

Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and IP Int J Med Paediatr Oncol. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (

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Received : 14-05-2021

Accepted : 12-06-2021

Available online : 03-08-2021

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