Alcoholic liver disease and COVID-19 pneumonia: A case series

Devika Kapuria, Shubhra Upadhyay, Rahul Shekhar, Euriko Torrazza-Perez

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Abstract

The novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) was reported by the World Health Organization in December 2019, and since then it has progressed into a worldwide pandemic, causing significant morbidity and mortality. Gastrointestinal symptoms of COVID-19 and elevated liver chemistries are seen in up to 50% of infected patients. Recent reports have suggested a high mortality rate for COVID-19 in patients with pre-existing liver disease, having an associated mortality of 39.8%. Alcoholic liver disease is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in New Mexico (USA), and we report here the clinical course and characteristics of three cases of patients with alcoholic cirrhosis who were admitted to our hospital with COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-466
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

Keywords

  • ARDS
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • COVID-19

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