Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology

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Alcoholic Liver Disease and COVID-19 Pneumonia: A Case Series

Devika Kapuria*,1, Shubhra Upadhyay2Rahul Shekhar2 and Euriko Torrazza-Perez1

1  Department of Gastroenterology, University of New Mexico Health Science Center, Albuquerque, NM, USA
2  Department of Internal Medicine, University of New Mexico Health Science Center, Albuquerque, NM, USA
*Correspondence to: Devika Kapuria, Department of Gastroenterology, University of New Mexico Health Science Center. 1 University Drive, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA. Tel: +1-505-925-6000, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology 2020;8(4):463-466 DOI: 10.14218/JCTH.2020.00053
Received: June 7, 2020 Accepted: October 1, 2020 Published online: November 11, 2020

Abstract

The novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) was reported by the World Health Organization in December 2019, and since then it has progressed into a worldwide pandemic, causing significant morbidity and mortality. Gastrointestinal symptoms of COVID-19 and elevated liver chemistries are seen in up to 50% of infected patients. Recent reports have suggested a high mortality rate for COVID-19 in patients with pre-existing liver disease, having an associated mortality of 39.8%. Alcoholic liver disease is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in New Mexico (USA), and we report here the clinical course and characteristics of three cases of patients with alcoholic cirrhosis who were admitted to our hospital with COVID-19.

Keywords

COVID-19, Alcoholic liver disease, ARDS, Acute kidney injury

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