Liver injury, SARS-COV-2 infection and COVID-19: What physicians should really know?

Giuseppe Montalto, Maria Giovanna Minissale

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Abstract

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which in males, especially in advanced age, can sometimes evolve into acute respiratory distress syndrome. In addition, mild to moderate alterations in liver function tests (LFTs) have been reported in the worst affected patients. Our review aims to analyse data on the incidence and prognostic value of LFT alterations, the underlying mechanisms and the management of pre-existing liver disease in COVID-19 affected patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-130
Number of pages10
JournalGASTROHEP
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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