A serendipitous case report of acute pancreatitis complicated by pseudocyst in a patient with COVID-19

Authors

  • Vallish Shenoy Department of Medicine, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, KR Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7076-4802
  • Aditya J. J Baindur Department of Surgery, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, KR Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20211923

Keywords:

COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Acute pancreatitis, Pseudocyst

Abstract

Acute pancreatitis is a common gastrointestinal disease, most frequently requiring acute hospitalization. During SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2) pandemic, the etiologic agent of COVID-19, several studies described the involvement of other tissues besides the respiratory tract, such as the gastrointestinal tract. In pancreas, ACE-2 receptor is expressed in exocrine glands and islets, both being targets for the virus and subsequent pancreatic injury. There are few articles which report pancreatic injury in COVID-19 patients but most of them do not report acute pancreatitis. Diagnosing acute pancreatitis in the setting of COVID-19 pandemic is challenging and requires ruling out all other potential causes of pancreatitis. Herein we report a rare case of severe acute pancreatitis.

Author Biographies

Vallish Shenoy, Department of Medicine, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, KR Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

JUNIOR RESIDENT, DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE

Aditya J. J Baindur, Department of Surgery, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, KR Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

JUNIOR RESIDENT, DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SURGERY

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2021-05-28

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