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A Case of COVID-19 Coagulopathy Masquerading as Acute Abdomen

Sumukh Mithunkul, V Subramaniyan, Archana Bala, Sai Shankar, Jenikar Paul, Harshavardhan Balaganesan

Keywords : Coagulopathy, COVID-19, Omental infarction

Citation Information : Mithunkul S, Subramaniyan V, Bala A, Shankar S, Paul J, Balaganesan H. A Case of COVID-19 Coagulopathy Masquerading as Acute Abdomen. 2022; 5 (2):55-57.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-03151

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-05-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


SARS-CoV-2 infection can express itself in a variety of ways, including gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and minor abdominal pain. Rare manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 infection have become more well-known over time. These uncommon and infrequent manifestations may make it harder to make a quick diagnosis, as well as lead to unnecessary investigations, longer hospital admissions, negative outcomes, and a greater burden on health care resources. We submitted a case to our hospital with a picture that resembled an acute abdomen, demanding surgical diagnosis and assessment. The case was found to be SARS-CoV-2 positive and did not require surgery. The importance of abdominal symptoms in the context of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) has been discussed for better evaluation of COVID-related conditions.

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