Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Pancreatitis in a Patient with Severe Coronavirus Disease Pneumonia Treated with Veno-venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Yutaro KuriharaTakaaki MaruhashiTatsuhiko WadaMayuko OsadaMarina OiKunihiro YamaokaYasushi Asari
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2020 Volume 59 Issue 22 Pages 2903-2906

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Severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) can induce serious complications, including acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock, and acute kidney injury. However, few reports have associated COVID-19 with pancreatitis. We herein report the case of a 55-year-old patient who developed acute pancreatitis associated with severe COVID-19 pneumonia and was successfully treated with veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Elevated pancreatic enzymes levels and computed tomography findings led to the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis due to COVID-19. Although we found that severe COVID-19 pneumonia can lead to pancreatitis, the underlying pathophysiology remains unknown.

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