Acute pancreatitis, SARS-CoV-2 increase risk for disease severity

Patients with coexistent acute pancreatitis and SARS-CoV-2 infection had an increased risk for severe acute pancreatitis and worse clinical outcomes, according to study results.Manu Nayar, MD, from Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, United Kingdom, and colleagues wrote that new data suggest that the gastrointestinal tract and the pancreas appear to be target organs for SARS-CoV-2 because of the expression of the ACE2 receptor there.“It has also been postulated that infection leads to increased expression and distribution of ACE2, particularly on the pancreatic islet cell, increasing theRead More

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