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Study Identifies Signs of Acute Pancreatitis Not Seen Prior to COVID-19 Pandemic

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A new Liverpool study, published in Gastroenterology, identifies the signs of COVID-19 related pancreatitis which will enable earlier diagnosis and allow for swifter referral and management.

As the global pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV2) persists, details of how the disease affects humans continue to emerge.

Acute pancreatitis is a condition where the pancreas becomes inflamed (swollen) over a short period of time. It has been well described that COVID-19 can present with gastrointestinal symptoms. How COVID-19 affected the presentation and progress of acute pancreatitis was unknown.

The Liverpool ...