Liver diseases in COVID-19: Etiology, treatment and prognosis.

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Liver diseases in COVID-19: Etiology, treatment and prognosis.

World J Gastroenterol. 2020 May 21;26(19):2286-2293

Authors: Wu J, Song S, Cao HC, Li LJ

Abstract
In December 2019, a novel coronavirus named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was identified in Wuhan, China causing coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). Numerous studies have shown varying degrees of liver damage in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2. However, in previous case studies of COVID-19, the exact cause of liver injury has not been clearly elucidated, nor is there clear evidence of the interaction between liver injury and COVID-19. This study will analyze the causes of liver injury in COVID-19 and the influence of liver-related complications on the treatment and prognosis of COVID-19.

PMID: 32476793 [PubMed - in process]

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