2020 Volume 59 Issue 22 Pages 2903-2906
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.